National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series, and the Burlington Performing Arts Centre are proud to announce “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.
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.
More recently, Virts directed his first film, One More Orbit (2020), a full-length documentary chronicling
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—of our magnificent blue planet and humanity’s impact on it.
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.
Virts’ engaging, one-of-a-kind presentation is part of National Geographic Live’s amazing collection of
events happening throughout the United States and Canada. National Geographic’s broad roster of
talent, including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers, and adventurers, share their
behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration alongside stunning imagery and gripping
For tickets and information, please call 905-681-000 or visit https://burlingtonpac.ca/events/view-from-
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