This year, audiences flocked to see the science fiction sensation, Insterstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. Besides being a wildly popular movie with general audiences, it was also a hit with the science community, which applauded director Christopher Nolan for the film’s scientific accuracy and integrity.
For the exploration community, last year’s Europa Report provided similar authenticity. Using video footage and still images from NASA and JPL and leveraging technical consultants from both, it was an amazingly accurate depiction of a future private expedition to one of Jupiter’s moons.
As you celebrate the holiday season and prepare to close out 2014, try to carve out some time to enjoy this movie (either for the first time or for a repeat viewing). It will thrill your “inner explorer”.