Netflix today unveiled a trailer for Return to Space, a new documentary from Oscar winners Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin that is debuting on the streamer on April 7.
Vasarhelyi and Chin have previously summited El Capitan with Alex Honnold for Free Solo and chronicled a similarly harrowing journey into Thailand’s Tham Luang cave for The Rescue. But here, for the first time, they point their lenses to the sky, to cover the inspirational rise of SpaceX and Elon Musk’s two-decade effort to resurrect America’s space travel ambitions.
Offering rare access inside the first crewed mission launched from U.S. soil since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, this is an intimate portrait of the engineers and astronauts chosen for the historic moment. Following NASA veterans Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, and their families in the leadup to launch, Return To Space brings viewers along for their thrilling ride to the International Space Station, and into mission control with Musk and the SpaceX team as they bring them back to Earth for a dramatic splashdown return.
Anna Barnes produced Return to Space, with Matthew Hamachek exec producing. Check out the trailer above.
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