The Aeronauts

Tom Harper, Director 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2019, Science in Cinema Prize, SFFILM 

Project Type: Feature 

Genre: Adventure, Drama 

Length: 101 minutes 

Field of Science: Engineering, Physics, Chemistry 

Stage: Completed 


In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and furthering scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.