“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Movie Theatre to the Stars…

Posted on April 29, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

     Space station astronauts have finally received a big screen. They are enjoying the 65-inch projection screen that was delivered to the International Space Station nearly two weeks ago. The screen, rolled up for compact storage, flew up on a SpaceX Dragon capsule.

Gravity_Poster   The screen is useful for work as well as entertainment. Last weekend, for instance, the crew used it to watch the 2013 space thriller Gravity. Until it arrived, astronauts had to huddle around their laptops for video conferences, training sessions, and cinema. While some of the astronauts had seen this epic film before arriving at the orbiting lab, it’s a vivid experience to be able to watch it in space, especially given the level of space station detail recreated in the movie.

   The Austin, Texas, manufacturer, Screen Innovations, calls it the Viewscreen, the same name used by the fictional Star Trek crew. The screen is designed to reject ambient light, ever-present inside the orbiting lab. Here’s to NASA, and to the first man-cave among the stars — the sky is no longer the limit, the company says on its website.

   For the record, there are currently five men at the space station, American and Russian; plus one woman, an Italian fighter pilot.

   A truly unique Hollywood-and-Vine moment, where Hollywood metaphorically meshes with history. My phaser is on stun!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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