Since the International Space Station was first imagined there have been four American and three Russian presidents. The legislatures of both countries have seen major turnover of their majorities and national priorities. Each of the other thirteen partner nations have experienced similar changes and reversals in their respective governments. Some of these governments have had serious disagreements with each other. There have been wars and horrors across the planet.
The Space Station has soared above it all, a powerful example of human cooperation despite the divisions that plague our world.
In December 1998, the United States and Russia mated two enormous satellites, called Zarya and Unity, together in Earth orbit. They became the cornerstone of what is today the most complex piece of machinery in human history: the International Space Station. Thirteen other nations joined the consortium to build and operate it.
In December 2018, all of these nations intend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their joint creation.
The film Above It All will be the cornerstone of that celebration.