Although it's rather short notice, anyone in the Toronto area should consider going to the University of Toronto Earth Sciences Auditorium tomorrow, Friday, February 20th, for a 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM) screening of the award-winning documentary Orphans of Apollo. This Canadian première event will feature a talk by the producer, and will be followed by a reception. Admission is $10 for students and seniors, and $15 for the general public.
Despite the rather unfortunate choice of logotype, Orphans of Apollo sounds like a fascinating documentary:
Orphans of Apollo is the extraordinary true story of MirCorp, a rebel group of entrepreneurs who commandeered the Russian Mir space station-by leasing it from the Russian government. The film documents the pioneering efforts of bold men who fought to open space for all humanity and launched the New Space Revolution.
Now, I have not seen it myself, and given that Seattle is not in the neighbourhood, I will not be seeing it any time soon, but the MirCorp story is an extremely interesting one; they were well ahead of their time with their vision for commercial space exploration.
If you are interested in events like these, consider joining the mailing list of the Waterloo Space Society, from which I received notice of this screening.