The General Astronautics Research Corporation has a long history of communicating space policy and vision. It has specialised in conducting research and providing educational projects bringing space development and exploration to a wider audience since 1956. Working globally in print, illustration, broadcast, film and exhibition its focus has been on creating informed, space-minded generations. Its initiatives make the evolution of space technology continuously available and searchable by technical researchers and historians.
“Your work is important to the future of space exploration.”
Chris Kraft , Mission Control chief, NASA
“I believe your books are the best reference material that someone could use.”
Guenter Wendt , Pad Leader, Cape Canaveral, NASA
With a publishing record lasting over 50 years GARC has researched originated and edited a vast quantity of published and specialist material. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Apogee it has 200 titles published selling nearly Two million non-fiction books into over 50 countries, ranging from Victorian space fiction to the Columbia Accident Report to Star Wars and the entire history of the Russian Space Program.
“I found the book very interesting. Best wishes for continued success with your very capable work.”
Neil Armstrong , Apollo 11
“Should be on the desk of everyone working on the next lunar lander.”
Captain Richard Gordon, Apollo 12
“Keep up the good work!”
Fred Haise, Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 13
“It’s about time someone did this right.”
Jim Lovell, Commander, Apollo 13
“A treasure for the serious student of space exploration.”
Captain Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14
“…deserves a place in every scientific library…”
Sir Patrick Moore
“A unique reference.”
“A fascinating and fun book.”
Tom Hanks, Actor Producer
“The most ambitious look at our space program to date.”
The Corporation has a proud heritage as a producer of contemporary factual, productions. These are executed with faithful storytelling in a specialist genre blending the detailed record with the vision and motivation that has underpinned space development in our time. General Astronautics has also helped create some of the finest hard science fiction in the history of cinema.
“We have had nothing but compliments on your Apollo 17 film. Thank you.”
Senator Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17
“Congratulations on your vision and all of your hard work that has gone into this project.”
Dave Williams, Shuttle Astronaut
“I have watched it three times and still find it thrilling. (Apollo 11 film) You did a great job!”
Wendell Mendell , Mgr. Human Exploration, NASA
“Marvelous. I’m afraid I’m going to lose a lot of sleep.”
Sir Arthur C Clarke
General Astronautics has drawn upon its world experts in storytelling, special effects, virtual reality, production design and space studies to produce a new class of compelling immersive experience. Starting with a clean sheet and mindful of new-media technologies It has the means to bring together the finest partners within America and beyond and use their contributed excellence to furnish a renewed portrayal of the great vision to enthral and sustain another generation.
EXCEPTIONAL – IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENTS
We preserve, organise and record using the most advanced archival digitistion equipment ensuring the best quality preservation and digitisation of original technical space related documents, photos, film, audio and video and three-dimensional objects. Expert descriptive metadata is added to digitised files, improving search results and access to information.
ACCESSIBLE –DIGITAL COLLECTIONS
Since even before the Space Age people have sought out space-related memorabilia. In Toronto and Miami GARC presented a series of walk-through exhibitions illustrating how the world of space exploration was communicated in a pre-internet age as seen through the lens of pop culture. books, models, toys, magazine, records, and more.
TORONTO–PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
SPACE FLIGHT IN POPULAR CULTURE | August 2016 – December 2017
MIAMI –FROST MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
SPACE FLIGHT IN POPULAR CULTURE | June 2017 – Present
OXFORD– MUSEUM OF OXFORD
June 2017 – Present
Projects face demanding constraints and require a network of trusted partnerships to achieve a successful outcome. On-board assistance can be arranged with GARC for specialist projects. GARC draws upon a wide range of established skilled contractors and maintains reliable contacts across cutting-edge science and industry.