NASA scientists are a big fan of movies, especially space movies, but not all movies based in space, hit the nerve of the actual engineers who work and develop the technology that will someday bring people into the great beyond. Here's a list of movies held by a team of NASA staff members of Space Movies ̵
Planet of the Apes (2001)
A movie in which the main character tries to escape a ruled planet. Through monkeys and back to Earth, NASA considered it too inaccurate. This, together with the 2000 thrillers Mission to Mars and Red Planet, also hit the bottom of the list because of how bad the science was in these films. NASA's Veggie Lab manager Gioia Massa said these films are "biologically pretty bad," adding, "In one of them, they misclassified the names of DNA base pairs, and in the other, they actually have a gigantic grasshopper-like one A creature called "Little Worm," she said, another film that was grounded was Armageddon, reports the Inquistr.
This might be a shock, but the thriller by Alfonso Cuaron which received praise and critical acclaim (Time Magazine even) called it the best movie of 2013), got a massive thumbs-down from NASA engineers because of the way the space industry is portrayed in the film, including many mistakes that space engineers can not digest.
"Everything that went wrong went horribly, terribly wrong, and that's not exactly the feeling we all want about it Industry, "said heat shield analyst Tori Wills. Another thing that annoyed the researchers was how easily the main character astronaut Ryan Stone went from orbit to orbit. The one-hour heavy breathing into the microphone was a shutdown. But of all the things the ladies did, Stone looked as she stepped out of her spacesuit. "When she comes out of her spacesuit, she's in cute little underwear," said Allison McIntyre, head of NASA's mockup facility. "Where's the diaper?"
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994)
Although the series ended more than 20 years ago, Star Trek is as popular with NASA sci-fi fans as it has inspired many women and men, to get into space research. "I remember going home from school and watching it all the time," said Misty Snopkowski, NASA's startup integrator. She even said that the series was one of the fuels that sparked her passion for everything connected with outer space.
Another matter of Star Trek was its worldview, it offered "a utopian view of the world and a utopian view of space," Wills said.
Other notable mentions on this side of the table were Interstellar (2014), Star Wars and Hidden Figures (2016), NASA Launchpad project manager Regina Spellman said, "shows the true power of women," and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – because of Baby Groot
Apollo 13 (1995)
The Apollo 13 was NASA's second top women's choice. "It would not be without Apollo 13. It's really hard for me to explain what my job is," said Emily Nelson, flight attendant at NASA's Mission Control Astronaut Karen Nyberg (the 50 th woman in space), who was aboard the ISS, even went so far as to make the film realistic to be to draw. "It's just really relevant how we actually fly in space," she said.
The Martian (2015)
The Martian was named NASA's most popular space movie and was considered a movie that truly impressed her life. McIntyre noted that the film is right with so many working in the space agency. My favorite space movie is "The Marsian" because we go there and it really shows how hard it is, "she said.
Gioia Massa, NASA's Veggie Lab Manager, is currently working on the technology Plant Growth in space, according to the scientists, a botanist could be the protagonist. "Not only that, it was a plant scientist who did not go crazy and did a lot of mischief," she pointed out.
The story is based on a BBC report on women NASA and their attitude to films that project their profession.