“Good Night Oppy” is ready to enter your home and show you how emotionally you can overcome a robot.
Fresh from its Nov. 4 theatrical release, Amazon Original Film’s new Mars rover documentary, “Good Night Oppy,” finally arrives on Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service on Wednesday (Nov. 23), right at holiday viewing time during the long Thanksgiving weekend.
Directed by Ryan White (“Ask Dr. Ruth,” “The Keepers”) in association with Peter Berg’s Film 45 and Amblin TV, this shocking yet inspiring documentary tells the true story of the survival of Opportunity, its legendary rover NASA sent to Mars on a groundbreaking 90-day mission that lasted beyond hope for nearly 15 years.
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“Good Night Oppy” is a tribute to the tireless rover and its human engineers and scientists here on Earth who became deeply involved with Opportunity throughout its unimaginably successful venture across the Red Planet’s landscape.
Academy Award-winning actress Angela Bassett narrates “Good Night Oppy,” which features the bond formed with Steve Squyres, JPL’s principal investigator for the MER mission, and the entire ground team in California. It features a wealth of NASA archival footage, new interviews with key NASA engineers, and some great CGI magic from the talented folks at Industrial Light & Magic.
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NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission launched twin rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, to our neighbor planet in 2003 for a series of geological and atmospheric tests and experiments. Although it lacked the incredible longevity of Opportunity, Spirit continued to operate for six years. ‘Oppy’ broke all records in collecting data and samples for another nine years, finally giving up the ghost in June 2018.
“Good Night Oppy” lands on Prime Video on Wednesday (November 23).
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