Much like recent sci-fi hits Interstellar and Gravity, Ridley Scott’s The Martian is attempting to tackle as much real science as possible. So, what better way to get the details right than to chat up some real-life NASA astronauts?
One of the most expensive things about space travel is the cost of fuel, specifically the fuel needed to lift a crazy-heavy rocket and crew capsule off the ground. But what if we could start off a dozen or so miles above the ground?
Astronaut Chris Hadfield was looking for a way to differentiate from all the other tunes on the market, and it turns out recording his new album primarily in space is a pretty good way to generate some buzz.
Witness the beautiful, retro future that was denied us all. As the few remaining space shuttles gather dust in mothballs at NASA facilities and museums, take a peek at what could’ve been if the program had been given time and attention to flourish.