On a recent visit to the National Air and Space Museum, my hubby, son and I decided to take in one of the IMAX movies. We chose "Space Station 3D" which is an incredible choice.
You get 3D glasses as you enter, but these are not the 3D glasses you remember, the red on one side and blue on the other. These use some kind of polarization, so that the movie you see in 3D is in compeltely full color, with no distortion from the 3D capability.
From the moment the credits fly from behind you to the screen, you know you are in for something special. The effects in this movie are incredible. At one point, while the astronauts are floating M and Ms at each other, one comes almost directly into YOUR mouth!!
As for what this movie has to tell: The movie is a history of the International Space Station, with most of the footage having been taken by the astronauts. You can watch them working and living in the station, in space. Sometimes the movie is almost like being in the space station itself. As you watch different crews live and work in the station, you get to almost experience it as well as learn how they put the station together in space.
Of course the views in space are incredible.
I cannot recommend this movie enough.