Stunning story from space by a celebrated astronaut who piloted both the Endeavour and the International Space Station

By Pepper Parr

October 28th, 2022



National Geographic and the Burlington Performing Arts Centre have joined hands and will be featuring the “View from Above” with Terry Virts, a celebrated NASA astronaut and National Geographic author.

Virts will share his unique stories and stunning photographs taken from a place many will never visit—space. The event will take place at 7:00pm, Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Main Stage.

Virts taking pictures from space.

As a NASA astronaut, pilot of the space shuttle Endeavour, flight engineer on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, and International Space Station Commander, Virts spent more than seven months in space, one of the longest continuous space missions of any NASA astronaut.

If your children have any interest in space – this is an event for them. The photography is stunning and Virts delivers an “I was there” story.

Virts chronicles the 2019 mission in which he broke the world record for any aircraft circumnavigating the planet over the North and South poles. He also appeared in the 2016 IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space that features stunning footage—much of it shot by Virts while aboard (and outside) the International Space Station.

His photography, which provides incredible aerial views of Earth and the vast space that surrounds it, is featured in the National Geographic book, VIEW FROM ABOVE: An Astronaut Photographs the World (2017). His most recent book, How to Astronaut (2020), takes the reader through all aspects of space travel, both expected and unexpected.


The Burlington Performing Arts Centre presents NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: View from Above Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Main Theatre
440 Locust Street, Burlington, Ontario Tickets can be purchased online or by telephone:
905-681-6000 | Tickets: Regular $59.50 / Members $54.50

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