“The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.”
I found this video of stacked image sequences from the International Space Station to be pretty mesmerizing. Definitely something best viewed full screen, if you can.
Set 6,000 years in the future, Robbie is an aging self-aware robot looking back on his life in the last moments before his battery life runs out.
Created by Neil Harvey, the film is composed entirely from over 10 hours of NASA archival footage. I’m not 100% on this, as I assumed there were some scenes that involved manipulation, but I think it’s almost all done through video from NASA.
Near the Johnson Space Center in Clear Lake, Texas, a group of programmers enter line after line of near-perfect code for NASA. Known as the “on-board shuttle group,” these coders make the software that handles over $4 billion in equipment – where a miscalculation that’s 2/3 of a second off can put the space shuttle 3 miles off course. Charles…