On September 23, 2021, at 7:30pm ET, as part of the Boston Film Festival, the documentary Zero Gravity will have its Boston premiere in a screening at the MIT Media Lab; the film will then be available for digital screenings until September 26 via the Boston Film Festival. Members of the MIT community can enter a lottery to win a ticket for the film screening here.
After the film screening, join for a Question & Answer panel featuring Filmmaker Thomas Verrette and Astronaut/MIT Alum Dr. Catherine Coleman!
Directed by Thomas Verrette, this multi-award winning documentary follows a cohort of students from Campbell Middle School—now the Campbell School of Innovation—near San Jose, California, as they compete in the 2017 Zero Robotics tournament. Hosted by the Zero Robotics program - a collaboration of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Innovation Learning Center and Aurora Flight Sciences - these tournaments introduced some 20,000 students to programming with the SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites) platform for experiments on the International Space Station (ISS).