Space nerds, mount up. Previously I’ve blogged incessant rants of love in the direction of classic space race documentaries like Al Reinart’s For All Mankind and the Tom Hanks produced retelling of the Apollo program From the Earth to the Moon. But little has been written on this site about modern space stories, mostly due to a dearth of great Space Shuttle-era films.

That all appears to be changing with the upcoming release of Hubble 3D, from Warner Bros. and NASA. The IMAX documentary was shot by the astronauts of STS-125, on a mission to repair the Hubble telescope one final time. The trailer was released via Apple this week, and from what you can see below, this film is going to be filled with unreal imagery from a world that will — in the lifetime of just about everyone reading this site — forever be out of reach.

It is without a doubt, the must watch trailer of the week. If you’re a total space nerd like me…

The Leonardo DiCaprio narrated film is in theaters March 19, 2010. Official synopsis is below.

Through the power of IMAX® 3D, Hubble 3D will enable movie-goers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history. The film will offer an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy and highlight its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves. Hubble 3D is an IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures production, in cooperation with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The film reunites the Space Station 3D filmmaking team, led by Producer/Director Toni Myers. Hubble 3D will blast off exclusively to IMAX and IMAX 3D theatres on March 19th, 2010.

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