The women working at NASA are big fans of space movies (no surprise). And given their expertise, they are also quite knowledgeable about the science they portray these films.
BBC asked about their space movies and invited the ladies to tell us which space movies they love and which ones really hate or think did a bad job explaining the science part.
It turned out they were more than happy to discuss and discuss their favorite space movies. At the same time, they've been pretty good at discovering flaws that most of us have probably missed. See below, if you agree with their comments, which has gone awry in some of the most popular space movies.
The Best Space Films According to NASA
The Martian (201
Ridley Scott's space thriller about the challenges of Mars missions starred at NASA -Women hit a nerve. Many of them called the film 2015 their first choice and explained how it influenced their lives.
Allison McIntyre, Head of NASA Mockup Facility, said The Martian is her absolute favorite space movie because he rings That's right with so many people working at NASA.
"My favorite movie is 'The Marsian' because we go there and it really shows how hard it is."
Gioia Massa, Manager at NASA Veggie Lab, which is developing a plant growth unit that astronauts can use to grow plants in space, was thrilled to see a botanist as a protagonist.
"Not only that, it was a plant scientist who did not go crazy causing a lot of mischief," she pointed out.
Apollo 13 (1995)
The women at NASA connect on a very personal level with Ron Howard's 1995 docudrama and mention it in their best decisions for the best space movies.
"If it were not for & Apollo 13 & # 39; it would be very hard for me to explain what my job is," said Emily Nelson, Flight Attendant at NASA's Mission Control.
ISS astronaut Karen Nyberg also had great praise for Apollo 13 and said the film was made very realistic.
"It's really relevant how we actually fly in space," said Nyberg, who became the 50th Woman in Space in 2008 UT News : The Next Generation (1987-1994 )
The hugely popular sci-fi series with Patrick Stewart received a lot of positive feedback from the ladies.
Although the series ended more than two decades ago, the seventh-season television phenomenon is still highly prized by NASA's close-knit group, who had fond memories of seeing Gene Rodenberry's science fiction cult series.
"I remember how I ran home from school all the time," said Misty Snopkowski, launching the integra gate at NASA.
Snopkowski admitted that the series fueled her love of space and inspired her to pursue a career in the space industry.
The Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation is that it represents "a utopian view of the world and a utopian view of space," said heat shield analyst Tori Wills. Other honorable mentions included Christopher Nolan's 2014 science fiction blockbuster Interstellar Star Wars the 2016 biographical drama Hidden Figures – NASA launch pad project manager Regina Spellman said "it shows the true power of women "- and Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was especially popular among the ladies who just could not get enough of Baby Groot ,
Worst Space Movies According to NASA
Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi thriller had a lot of flaws that attacked the ladies, beginning with the depiction of the "Best Movie of 2013" space industry.
"Everything that went wrong went terribly wrong, and that's not the feeling we want to convey to each of us in this industry," Wills said.
Second, the ladies denied that Sandra Bullock's character Ryan Stone could easily go from orbit to orbit and the annoying one hour of heavy breathing in the movie.
But the biggest faux pas was the final scene, which the women rejected because of inaccuracy.
"When she comes out of her spacesuit, she's in cute little underwear," McIntyre said. "Where's the diaper?" She asked.
Planet of the Apes (2001)
It seems that Mark Wahlberg's desperate attempts to escape a planet of slave owners were not as compelling as Baby Groot. She made cute cooing noises – at least not for Subashini Iyer, chief engineer for NASA's Starliner.
Iyer, who said she "loved the little plant," called Tim Burton's movie adaptation of Pierre Boulles classic a slumber party and told her
about the other space films made by NASA's science fiction fans in the black Lists included were mainly the 2000 Thriller Mission to Mars and Red Planet because "the science in them was so bad."
Although Massa was a clear fan of martial arts, he pointed to some blatant mistakes that made both films "biologically rather bad"
"In one of them, they have the names of DNA base pairs wrong and in the other In fact, a gigantic grasshopper-like creature was called a "little worm", "she said.
Last but not least, Michael Bay Armageddon (1998) was also put on this list because he was not scientifically correct.