Space Station 3D
Directed byToni Myers
Written byToni Myers
Produced byToni Myers
Narrated byTom Cruise
CinematographyJames Neihouse
Edited byToni Myers
Music byMicky Erbe
Maribeth Solomon
Distributed byIMAX Corporation
Release date
  • April 19, 2002 (2002-04-19)
Running time
47 minutes[1]
United States
Budget$1 million[2]
Box office$127.6 million[3]

Space Station 3D (simply known as Space Station in 2D format) is a 2002 Canadian-American 3D short documentary film about the International Space Station written, produced, edited and directed by Toni Myers.[4] Narrated by Tom Cruise, it is the first IMAX 3D production filmed in space.


Space Station 3D was the first 3D live-action film to be shot in space. Using advanced 3D technology, the film tells the story of the greatest engineering feat since men landed on the Moon; the on-orbit assembly of the International Space Station as it travels 220 miles above the Earth at 17,500 mph. The film included sequences that portray the force of a rocket launch, look into the depths of space, experience life in zero gravity and accompany astronauts on a space walk."[5]


The film is the highest-grossing film never to have placed in the top 10 domestic box office, grossing $93,376,342 domestically and $34,971,266 overseas for a total worldwide gross of $128,347,608.[6]


Space Station 3D has received positive reviews. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 87%, based on 23 reviews, with an average rating of 6.93/10.[7] Metacritic gives the film a score of 69 out of 100, based on 13 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[8]

See also


  1. ^ "SPACE STATION (U)". British Board of Film Classification. April 25, 2002. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 12, 2017. Retrieved October 5, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Space Station 3D at Box Office Mojo Retrieved June 7, 2015
  4. ^ "Space Station". Rotten Tomatoes.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 14, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2012.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Top Grossing Movies That Never Hit the Top 10 at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
  7. ^ "Space Station (2002)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  8. ^ "Space Station 3D Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 4, 2015.