Monday, August 29th, 2011

A Thoroughly Scientific Investigation Of NASA's Sci-Fi Future

Last week, it was announced that NASA is partnering with Tor/Forge to put more science in their science fiction. We like the idea of keeping the brilliant NASA engineers busy now that they’re no longer firing shuttles into the cosmos, but we see more than one potential problem with this arrangement.

Jon Methven is the author of This Is Your Captain Speaking, due out in 2012 by Simon & Schuster. He can be reached here, or follow him on Twitter @jonmethven.

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johnpseudonym (#1,452)

This did not work out well when the Spice Girls hired McCormick & Company to make things spicier.

Werner Hedgehog (#11,170)

I also imagine that the phrase "No, quantum mechanics does not say that!" Will be heard more frequently around the NASA offices.

Pop Socket (#187)

They can just rewrite all the 1950s stories about space colonization by backing up the dates a century.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@Pop Socket And replace the digs against women and blacks with digs against gays and immigrants.

grandpa27 (#804)

Science, like acting, is all about the method.

grandpa27 (#804)

@grandpa27 Sex too.

irving88nate (#41,363)

Science, like acting, is all about the method.

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