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July 19, 2015 AT 1:00 am

NASA and the Life Cycle of Science and Science Fiction #SciFiSunday

Sam Trek

Nice piece by Karin L Cross on Tor.com discussing a panel from SDCC on the relationship between science fact, science fiction, and NASA.

At first glance, the panel description for Thursday evening’s “NASA: Turning Science Fiction into Science Fact” seemed like a bit of a dog’s breakfast—moderated by Jay Ferguson, otherwise known as Stan from Mad Men, featuring a zippy pre-recorded video briefing from the International Space Station, and including not only NASA scientists Amber Straughn (astrophysicist at the Godard Space Flight center), Kevin Hand (astrobiologist and planetary scientist), but also Adam Nimoy (son of actor Leonard Nimoy, currently developing a documentary called For the Love of Spock about his father and his most famous character), and Adithya Sood (producer of The Martian).

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