Premiering on the streaming service on 16 September, the four-episode series provides a step-by-step history of how the Challenger mission came together… and what went horribly wrong.
Bourne Identity director Doug Liman is to direct the new Tom Cruise action movie, part of which is to be shot in space.
Nasa paid tribute to her "legacy of excellence that broke down racial and social barriers".
Unlike Hollywood, the boffins at NASA know their onions when it comes to space travel, and some movies just don't stand up to scrutiny.
There's no truer commitment to Star Wars than watching the newest movie while actually <em>in space. </em>Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are planning a special screening of <em>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</em> while orbiting the Earth. This is a much more enticing option than the previously screened <em>Gravity</em>. SEE ALSO: Critics swoon over 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' I received confirmation from Disney and NASA sources that the crew aboard the International Space Station will be screening Star Wars: The Last Jedi.More details soon. — Robin Seemangal (@nova_road) December 12, 2017 We don't know exactly when or how, but a NASA representative confirmed to Mashable that the ISS crew will indeed watch <em>The Last Jedi</em>. "They typically get movies as digital files and can play them back on a laptop or a standard projector that is currently aboard," NASA's Dan Huot told Mashable. Star Wars isn't the most accurate franchise when it comes to space travel, but it's also set a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The technology and physics feel far more removed from our known universe and scientific law, while a movie like <em>Gravity </em>or <em>The Martian</em> feels too close to home — especially if you're a long way from it. <em>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</em> releases Dec. 15. WATCH: 6 innovative design concepts that helped make ‘Star Wars’ a massive success
Whenever a film is set in space we can always expect the same old tropes. Unfortunately, most of them are scientifically nonsensical. We spoke to Dr David A Kirby, senior lecturer in science communication studies at the University of Manchester and author of ‘Lab Coats in Hollywood’, to pick through the most common space movie myths.
The International Space Station now has a full HD home theatre setup, as well as a massive library of movies. The folks at Gizmodo have compiled a complete list of all the movies that are on board the International Space Station. It’s one of the most terrifying movies on this list… for reasons you’ll understand if you’ve already seen it. ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is a Stanley Kubrick classic.