Read an interview with director Jeff Thrasher on CBCNews.ca
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.
JOEL R. McCONVEY
Director of Photography
JOEL R. McCONVEY
Associate Producer & Music Composer
Camera Assistant and Operator
Post Production Supervisor & Online Editor
Graphic Design & Animation
RYAN V. HAYS
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.
Earth Impact Database, Planetary and Space Science Centre
Planetary Resources Inc.
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Distributed by Entertainment One
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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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