Nasa på comiccon

Den mystiske kult omkring tegneserie helte, kaldes af nogle for sciencefiction. Hmm jeg synes ikke rigtig jeg kender nogle tegneserier hvor det er en rigtig betegnelse. Det skulle lige være linda og valentin. Uanset så har Nasa valgt at deltage i to panel diskussioner i ComicCon International i San Diego:

NASA experts will take part in two panel discussions during the conference on Thursday, July 9. NASA’s participation continues the agency’s efforts to engage and inspire the next generation of American innovators and explorers in our #JourneyToMars.

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Throughout history, imagination, the arts, entertainment and creativity have informed and in some cases driven innovation in science, technology and engineering. Seemingly fantastic ideas from Jules Verne and Arthur C. Clarke have helped drive innovators to develop the technologies used for space exploration today.

Turning Science Fiction into Science Fact

During this panel discussion, moderated by actor Jay Ferguson (Mad Men), NASA astrophysicists Amber Straughn and Kevin Hand will offer their thoughts on the search for life in the universe and how science fiction has informed discovery of science fact. Other panelists will include Aditya Sood (producer of The Martian) and Adam Nimoy (producer and son of the late actor Leonard Nimoy).

NASA’s Journey to Mars and ‘The Martian’

This second panel, moderated by Sood, will include NASA astronaut Victor Glover, Jim Green, director of Planetary Science at NASA, Todd May, manager of the agency’s Space Launch System program, and Andy Weir, author of the best-selling book The Martian.

In October, Fox Entertainment will premiere the movie The Martian, based on Weir’s book, for which Green served as a technical consultant. The film portrays a realistic view of the climate and topography of Mars and some of the challenges NASA faces as we prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet in the 2030s.

NASA’s Journey to Mars seeks to answer fundamental questions about life beyond Earth and the mysteries of the Red Planet.

  • Was Mars home to microbial life? Is it today?
  • Could Mars be a safe home for humans one day?
  • What can Mars teach us about life elsewhere in the cosmos or how life began on Earth?
  • What can Mars teach us about Earth’s past, present and future?

Today, our robotic scientific explorers are paving the way for answering these questions. What sorts of future technologies, drawn from science fiction and the arts, might future explorers employ during our journey to answer these questions and meet technology challenges? How might challenges like those introduced in Weir’s book and the Fox film be addressed by NASA as we prepare to send humans to Mars in the 2030s?

Through public engagement, crowd sourcing and innovative approaches to systems engineering and design, NASA will lead America and the world in technology and innovation while inspiring the next generation of explorers, the generation that will see Americans on Mars during their lifetime.

Find out more information about NASA’s Journey to Mars.

David Steitz
Headquarters, Washington

Last Updated: July 9, 2015
Editor: Steve Fox


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