Login Form

Walt Disney Television and Mickey and Minnie Mouse Host NASA Astronauts

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

WALT DISNEY TELEVISION and Mickey and Minnie Mouse recently hosted the astronauts of NASA’s final Space Shuttle Mission Atlantis along with the Boys & Girls Club from East Los Angeles for a special tribute to the dreamers.

Held at DISNEY STUDIOS Burbank home, the media day for MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE SPACE ADVENTURE included a screening of the upcoming television special, a Q & A and photo opportunities with the Space Shuttle team.

NASA Astronauts Chris Ferguson (Commander), Doug Hurley (pilot), Sandy Magnus (Mission Specialist) and Rex J. Walheim (Mission Specialist) were on hand to support the introduction of the space program through the DISNEY Junior channel.

 

Combining the rich heritage of Disney's beloved classic characters with state-of-the-art CG animation, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse introduces a whole new generation of preschoolers to problem solving and early math concepts through contemporary, interactive storytelling. 

 

For DISNEY’s future astronauts, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Pluto and Daisy and everyone who joins them for their space odyssey in MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE SPACE ADVENTURE, they’ll find the two most exhilarating moments for any astronaut are the experience of T-minus 10 and the view from space.

 

NASA Space Shuttle Astronauts, prior to Lift-off, are strapped in their seats for up to three hours, with a slow, forceful build-up, waiting for the intensity of the vibration as the engines intensify under them with enough forward motion to propel them beyond the earth’s gravitational pull and into the atmosphere and even further into orbit.

 

Having been in a Space Shuttle Simulator, the experience for the common, non-astronaut, journalist is a little different. It’s extremely claustrophobic with intense rocking motion coupled with monumental vibration, beyond even the most intense earthquake ever experienced.

 

Don’t be fooled. It truly takes someone with “The Right Stuff” someone with passion, dedication, desire, and uncommon valor: These Astronauts are truly extraordinary men and women. 

 

As the space program is poised on new frontiers and simultaneously forced to review and redefine their goals and funding for the space program in question one wonders what will become of these questions that are tandem to discovery.

 

Conquering new frontiers is ingrained in the spirit of mankind. From my decedents who braved a sure death crossing the Atlantic to find a new home free from religious persecution; to those who moved West, braving sure death, to those who looked at the wind and the sky and designed bird wings, to the generations before us who as children watched as Neil Armstrong opened the APOLLO 11 hatch door descended a small steel ladder and took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” knowing someday, they would do that and then saw their brave colleagues fall for their dreams. We watched as death shook us, on Challenger and Columbia, and still decided yes, we as a people are this, we are the dreamers.

 

Now here we are today, watching, knowing, the next frontier, just like those in our past will be conquered and we will move forward. The space program will advance to the Red Planet; we will plant the American Flag on Mars just as we did on the Moon. We will pass the torch to a younger generation, to the digital age, to the few who have the explorer spirit still ingrained in them.

 

Join Mickey and his friends as they introduce the space program to a whole new generation: To the dreamers of tomorrow. 

 

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Space Adventure airs on the Disney Channel.

 

Haute Tease

  • Kettner Exchange Restaurant San Diego Review – Expert Culinary Prowess

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    San Diego’s Little Italy section has morphed into a culinary craft hotspot, with exciting new restaurants pushing food and beverage boundaries like never before. Among the array of notable establishments that have cropped up is the hip hotspot Kettner Exchange.

     
  • Bienvenue Chez VousConcierge Auctions Announces Its First European Auction In Sexy Saint Tropez, France

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Leading luxury auction firm, Concierge Auctions, enters the European market in ultra sexy Saint Tropez, France,the 11th country in which the firm is now holding auctions, with the auction of Villa La Ponche, a prívate estate boasting French Riviera views.

     
  • Nick Kroll And John Mulaney To Co-Host 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Film Independent, producers of the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, announced that Nick Kroll (Loving, Sing, The League, Kroll Show) and John Mulaney (Oh, Hello On Broadway, Documentary Now!, Saturday Night Live) will co-host the 2017 show on Saturday, February 25.  

  • HITS the Directorial Debut from David Cross Arrives in Theaters February

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Honora announced today that it will release HITS in February 2015 as a pay-what-you-want film, in partnership with BitTorrent, Inc.  HITS, written and directed by David Cross, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014.

     
  • AFI Awards 2016 Call For Submissions And Key Dates Announced By The American Film Institute

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Recognizing the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image, AFI AWARDS is the American Film Institute’s annual almanac of excellence — celebrating works of significance in both film and television.  

  • Screen Media Acquires Tilman Singer’s Psychotropic Horror Film “Luz”

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Screen Media announced today it has acquired all North American rights for Tilman Singer's audacious, psychotropic horror film LUZ, ahead of its US opening night Fantastic Fest Premiere and are planning a first quarter 2019 release.  

  • Nicholas Kemp Joins Kino Lorber As Director of Theatrical Marketing

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Kino Lorber announced that Nicholas Kemp is joining the company as Director of Theatrical Marketing, after a five-year run as the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Digital Marketing Manager, and will report to the company's Senior VP Theatrical/Nontheatrical Distribution & Acquisitions Wendy Lidell.