Mission: SPACE – Moon, Mars, Earth, Sun Photo
Mission: SPACE is an attraction in the Future World land of Epcot at Walt Disney World in Florida. It’s a 5.5 minute motion simulator ride that demonstrates what an astronaut might experience on a space flight to Mars. It’s set in the fictional International Space Training Center, which is similar to NASA.
Since opening in 2003, Mission: SPACE has been divisive among fans, with many despising the attraction. To some degree, this is understandable given that Mission: SPACE replaced the fan-favorite, Horizons. However, I think it’s a bit unfair that Horizons casts such a long shadow on Mission: SPACE. It’s not a perfect attraction, but there is an incredible amount of detail, while slightly dated the visuals are still fairly strong, and the attraction’s score is strong. On top of that, the attraction’s architecture and design is gorgeous. Unfortunately, since it’s not Horizons, it’s a “bad” attraction to many fans.
Technical details: single exposure (non-HDR) shot with a handheld Nikon D7000 and Rokinon 8mm Fisheye Lens. See our guide for more photography equipment recommendations.
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Hey Tom! Came here looking for your thoughts on the “new” Mission: SPACE 2.0. Looks like there isn’t anything about this update here. What’re your thoughts about the ride? I personally am not a fan as it seems they took away all of the thrill elements in an effort to make it more like Soarin’. Seems like they should change the name to Mission: EARTH since you don’t really go out of orbit. This is very disappointing considering there wasn’t anything majorly wrong with the 1st version, in my opinion. Have you heard anything about the ride being redone with the EPCOT reimagining?
What a great shot Tom!