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National Geographic Live and Burlington Performing Arts Centre Announce Astronaut Terry Virts In Burlington

Tickets for “View from Above” with Terry Virts are on sale now

BURLINGTON (NOVEMBER 17, 2022)— 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 footage.

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Media Contacts
Megg Markettos, / (905)681-2551 ext. 6318
National Geographic Pressroom, / (202) 912-6799

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