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Killer asteroids have long played a role in science fiction. But when a fireball exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013, the world learned that the threat is real. On average, NASA finds a new potentially hazardous asteroid every day... and there are still many we haven’t found. Many of these space rocks have the power to destroy cities, and some are big enough to wipe out human civilization. On the other hand, they could hold the secrets to the origin of our solar system – and might just be the key to the survival of the human race.

In the movies, when an asteroid is headed for Earth, there’s always a team of heroes that comes to the rescue and saves the day. But in real life, who can tame these hurtling space rocks? Who can save us from Asteroid Apocalypse – and, just maybe, take us outward into the final frontier?

Mission Asteroid follows the heroes, defenders and dreamers working to tame these hurtling space rocks. 

Credits (Click to expand)

CBC.ca

Producer
ANNETTE BRADFORD

Associate Producer
ROBERT BALLANTYNE
OLENA SULLIVAN

CBC-TV

Directed by
JEFF THRASHER

Produced by
JOEL R. McCONVEY
JEFF THRASHER


Narrated by
ANN-MARIE MacDONALD

Director of Photography
DEVIN LUND

Editor
ANDRES LANDAU

Written by
JOEL R. McCONVEY

Line Producer
NADIA TAVAZZANI

Associate Producer & Music Composer
PAUL AUCOIN

Sound Recordist
PAUL AUCOIN

Camera Assistant and Operator
NICHOLAS GENOVA

Post Production Supervisor & Online Editor
ANDRES LANDAU

Graphic Design & Animation
MICHAEL McDOUGALL
ALEX KURINA

Additional VFX
RYAN V. HAYS

Audio Post
FINLAY BRAITHWAITE

Colour Correction
ZACHARY COX

Visual Research
MICHELLE DEMEYERE

Publicity
SARAH ETHERDEN

Archival Material

CSA - Canadian Space Agency
ESA - European Space Agency
JAXA - Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA - Space Telescope Science Institute, Hubble
NARA, Department of Defence
The Asteroid Research Defense Center
The B612 Foundation
The California Academy of Sciences
Deep Space Industries Inc.
Discovery Access
Earth Impact Database, Planetary and Space Science Centre
Planetary Resources Inc.


Thanks to

Dahlia Thompson
Robin Mirsky-Daniels
Deanna Haliburton
Jessica Watson
Giovanna Mazzuca
Amy Butoiske
FilmCAN NPP Films
Primitive Entertainment
Martina Tallova


Produced with the participation of

           

  

Distributed by Entertainment One

Produced by

In association with the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

© 2347841 Ontario Corp., 2013


For Doc Zone

Packaging Editor
MICHAEL READMAN

Associate Producer
GRIFFIN ONDAATJE

Unit Manager
SIBEL SAUNDERS

Associate Director
PETER LEE

Presentation Producer
DAVID GIDDENS

Production Manager
DAVID WILSON

Senior Manager
WILMA ALEXANDER

Senior Producer
LINDA LAUGHLIN

Executive Producer
Doc Zone
MICHAEL CLAYDON

Executive Director
Documentary Programming
MARK STAROWICZ
 

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