AUSTIN, Texas, January 31, 2022 (Institute of Space Commerce PR) — In the category of science fiction films, the Space Commerce Institute (ISC) is pleased to announce “Don’t Look Up” as the Best Space Movie Entertainment of 2021.
“Dinosaurs went extinct because they didn’t have a space program, and if we go extinct because we don’t have a space program, that will serve us well.” quoted Larry Niven, renowned SciFi author and patron of the Institute of Space Commerce.
“Don’t Look Up” showed us that. His exaggerated portrayal of human selfishness and ignorance against
the scientific evidence for the proportions of comets, unfortunately, turned out to be an exact analogy also to anti-vaccine believers and 21st century Earth flatteners. “Thus, we must save humanity from various threats by expanding into the cosmos, extending habitation to the Moon, Mars and beyond,” said the Institute’s Executive Director, Elias de Andrade Jr. .
In the space drama series category, “The Expanse” is our second-best pick for space cinema. He hails the ‘Survive in Style’ idea of ISC Patron Emeritus, Dr Jerry Pournelle. In his book, “A Step Farther Out”, Dr. Pournelle imagined that we can not only survive the various threats against humanity, but do so in style. According to Chris Stott, co-founder of ISC, “the series portrays that sense of survival in style that science fiction in movies can provide so well, as humanity still struggles to get along and seek peace on Earth and in outer space”.
Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, ISC Fellow, also says, “The Expanse is that rare spectacle that opens a window to our not-so-distant future. In a way, it’s not science fiction and devotes meticulous detail to incorporating nuances based on science and physics, which makes it so endearing. The most compelling thing about the series is that it gives us hope for the exploration and colonization of the solar system, and the technology yet to be developed. It also serves as a warning, as it mirrors our socio-political struggles today on a planetary level and blasts it out on a solar system or galaxy scale. He does not hesitate to point out the atrocities like genocide, wars, inhuman experiments, which occur today. If we don’t change now, we could face the same socio-political struggles in the future.
The Institute also picked the mini-documentary “Do you have what it takes to live on Mars” and the short film “The Crazy Engineering of the James Webb Telescope” respectively, as the third and fourth best space movie entertainment of 2021. According to ISC, the mini-video provides invaluable insight into how scientists and astronauts are currently preparing to bring life beyond the cradle of the Earth. Then the short production on JWST shines a light on the intricate engineering of the most incredible machine ever put into space after the International Space Station.
The Institute recognizes 2021 as a great year for space science, engineering and commerce with the following mega events:
135 orbital launches and nearly 8,000 satellites in orbit
https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/560257522/the-institute-of-space-commerce-isc-top-five-space-predictions-for-2022-to-be-the-break-out-year- for space
NASA’s Perseverance Rover and the 1st flight of a helicopter (Ingenuity) on another planet
First commercial tourist flights in space, respectively carried out by Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and SpaceX
https://www.virgingalactic.com; https://www.blueorigin.com; https://www.spacex.com
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe touching the Sun, making breakthroughs for climate science
The progress of the Artemis program which will bring humanity back to the Moon in a few years
The publication of one of the rare books written by a female astronaut, Nicole Stott
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About the Space Commerce Institute
The Institute of Space Commerce ISC is a US 501c(3) focused on uniquely contributing to the discussion, debate, and long-term acceleration of humanity as a commercially sustainable multiplanetary species. There can be a better future for all of us. We just have to realize it. Access to space fundamentally changes the equation of the human race. It gives us access to new sources of energy, new resources and is already improving the lives of every man, woman and child in the world. Free markets, free minds, free space. The ISC is officially supporting the best-selling new book, “Back to Earth, What Living in Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet and Our Mission to Protect It” by Nicole Stott – https://www. sealpress.com/titles/nicole-stott/return-to-earth/9781541675032/