TONIGHT: Proctors Hosts “View from Above” with Terry Virts [Berkshire on Stage]
National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series, and Proctors in Schenectady are proud to present “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 7:30pm tonight (Thursday, January 31) at Proctors.
As a NASA astronaut, pilot of the space shuttle Endeavour and crew member on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, Virts spent 200 consecutive days in space as commander of the International Space Station — one of the longest continuous space missions of any NASA astronaut.
More recently, Virts 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.”