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The Best Mars Movies to Celebrate the Red Planet 🎥🍊 Mars is a planet that has fascinated humans for millennia. Shining as a big red dot in the sky, many ancient cultures saw Mars as representing a god of warfare. Telescopes made some astronomers believe there were canals on the surface, supporting a dwindling desert population. With the arrival of the space age, we realized that Mars was more of a dusty, windy planet than a location for possible sentient aliens, but the Red Planet still fascinates in the realm science fiction. Here are some of the more prominent Mars movies over the decades, to encourage you to keep exploring.

A TRIP TO MARS (1918)
A group of researchers from Earth travel in a spaceship to Mars, where, to big surprise, they find a peaceful vegetarian and pacifist civilization. This is not a Soviet film as you might have thought, but a Soviet poster for “A Trip to Mars” (“Himmelskibet“), a silent 1918 Danish film, one of the earliest productions in space travel sub-genre of science fiction. It’s interesting to note that Denmark didn’t make another science fiction film until the 60-s.

TOTAL RECALL (1990)
Loosely based on a short story by Philip K. Dick – previewed the dangers of brain implants, a technology that is still in its infancy today. Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) voluntarily submits to memory implants and in a complicated series of plot twists, finds himself advised to
The Best Mars Movies to Celebrate the Red Planet 🎥🍊 Mars is a planet that has fascinated humans for millennia. Shining as a big red dot in the sky, many ancient cultures saw Mars as representing a god of warfare. Telescopes made some astronomers believe there were canals on the surface, supporting a dwindling desert population. With the arrival of the space age, we realized that Mars was more of a dusty, windy planet than a location for possible sentient aliens, but the Red Planet still fascinates in the realm science fiction. Here are some of the more prominent Mars movies over the decades, to encourage you to keep exploring. A TRIP TO MARS (1918) A group of researchers from Earth travel in a spaceship to Mars, where, to big surprise, they find a peaceful vegetarian and pacifist civilization. This is not a Soviet film as you might have thought, but a Soviet poster for “A Trip to Mars” (“Himmelskibet“), a silent 1918 Danish film, one of the earliest productions in space travel sub-genre of science fiction. It’s interesting to note that Denmark didn’t make another science fiction film until the 60-s. TOTAL RECALL (1990) Loosely based on a short story by Philip K. Dick – previewed the dangers of brain implants, a technology that is still in its infancy today. Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) voluntarily submits to memory implants and in a complicated series of plot twists, finds himself advised to "get your ass to Mars" to break up an espionage ring. The movie's special effects were graphic and convincing for the 1990s and are still fun to watch today. THE MARTIAN (2015) During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. . . . Credits: 20th Century Fox / Tristar Pictures #mars #arnoldschwarzenegger #astronaut #totalrecall #marsmission #mattdamon #themartian #ridleyscott #plasmamagazine #spaceexploration #solarsystem #space #staypositive #earthstrong
NASA brings back its iconic ‘worm’ logo for upcoming Falcon 9 Crew Dragon launch 👀

NASA’s original logo dates back to 1959 when the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) changed into an agency that would advance both space and aeronautics: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). After a NASA Lewis Research Center illustrator’s design was chosen for the new agency’s official seal, the head of Lewis’ Research Reports Division, James Modarelli, was asked by the executive secretary of NACA to design a logo that could be used for less formal purposes.

Mr Modarelli simplified the seal, leaving only the white stars and orbital path on a round field of blue with a red airfoil. Then he added white N-A-S-A lettering.

In the “meatball” design, the sphere represents a planet, the stars represent space, the red chevron is a wing representing aeronautics, and then there is an orbiting spacecraft going around the wing.
Known officially as the insignia, NASA’s round logo was not called the “meatball” until 1975. That’s when NASA decided a more modern logo was in order.

Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn were hired to replace the complex meatball with a stripped-down, modernist interpretation where even the cross stroke of the A’s were removed. During the first design presentation, the proposed system was met with some resistance.
Still, the new program was approved and implemented.

17 years later, despite its winning the prestigious “Award of Design Excellence” by The Presidential Design Awards, NASA scrapped the Danne and Blackburn design and re-instated the “meatball.” Danne thinks this was at least partly due to how NASA chose to introduce the new logo to its various internal agencies in the first place. He says the redesign was kept secret until letters were sent to every center director… on their new stationary. Those loyal to the old design were offended, and a rivalry between the “meatball” and the “worm” began... .
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pics @diana_wehmeier #nasalogo #worm #vs #meatball #plasmamagazine #artandscience #artandtechnology #logodesign #losangeles #california #spaceexploration
NASA brings back its iconic ‘worm’ logo for upcoming Falcon 9 Crew Dragon launch 👀 NASA’s original logo dates back to 1959 when the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) changed into an agency that would advance both space and aeronautics: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). After a NASA Lewis Research Center illustrator’s design was chosen for the new agency’s official seal, the head of Lewis’ Research Reports Division, James Modarelli, was asked by the executive secretary of NACA to design a logo that could be used for less formal purposes. Mr Modarelli simplified the seal, leaving only the white stars and orbital path on a round field of blue with a red airfoil. Then he added white N-A-S-A lettering. In the “meatball” design, the sphere represents a planet, the stars represent space, the red chevron is a wing representing aeronautics, and then there is an orbiting spacecraft going around the wing. Known officially as the insignia, NASA’s round logo was not called the “meatball” until 1975. That’s when NASA decided a more modern logo was in order. Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn were hired to replace the complex meatball with a stripped-down, modernist interpretation where even the cross stroke of the A’s were removed. During the first design presentation, the proposed system was met with some resistance. Still, the new program was approved and implemented. 17 years later, despite its winning the prestigious “Award of Design Excellence” by The Presidential Design Awards, NASA scrapped the Danne and Blackburn design and re-instated the “meatball.” Danne thinks this was at least partly due to how NASA chose to introduce the new logo to its various internal agencies in the first place. He says the redesign was kept secret until letters were sent to every center director… on their new stationary. Those loyal to the old design were offended, and a rivalry between the “meatball” and the “worm” began... . . . . pics @diana_wehmeier #nasalogo #worm #vs #meatball #plasmamagazine #artandscience #artandtechnology #logodesign #losangeles #california #spaceexploration
The role of women in biotechnology is often under appreciated. Yet women have played a major role in the development of biotechnology and medicine. 💚Groundbreaking scientists who made cutting edge contributions to to the field like Rosalind Franklin (who’s X-ray crystallography experiments played a key role in deciphering the structure of DNA), Esther Lederberg (discoverer of the lambda phage which is now a major tool for studying gene regulation and genetic recombination), Margaret Dayhoff (who developed the field of bioinformatics), Barbara McClintock (discoverer of mobile genetic elements), Janet Mertz (who created the first piece of recombinant DNA), and of course Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier (who spearheaded the work on the genome editing machinery - CRISPR). Today, we want to celebrate one of these remarkable women - British immunologist Brigitte Askonas. #Bornonthisday (1923) She worked on B cells and determined their role in producing antibodies as part of the immune response. But her work expanded to a myriad of areas including: polypeptide biosynthesis, sites of antibody formation, plasma cell tumors as antibody formation models, and macrophages in their role in antigen presentation. Her work led her to receiving many high profile accolades.

Dr. Askonas also dedicated her time to writing biographies of scientists! Always looking to support and appreciate fellow scientists 💚 .
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pic theroyalsociety edit @azulpinoba_photography 
#oneplanet #who #womeninscience #covid19 #research #health #staysafe #artandscience #artandtechnology #plasmamagazine #staycalm #stayhealthy #peace #earthstrong #earth #planetearth #humanity #brigitteaskonas #immunology  #science #biology #medicine #microbiology #healthresearch #plasmamagazine6 #virus #pandemic #askonas #cambridge
The role of women in biotechnology is often under appreciated. Yet women have played a major role in the development of biotechnology and medicine. 💚Groundbreaking scientists who made cutting edge contributions to to the field like Rosalind Franklin (who’s X-ray crystallography experiments played a key role in deciphering the structure of DNA), Esther Lederberg (discoverer of the lambda phage which is now a major tool for studying gene regulation and genetic recombination), Margaret Dayhoff (who developed the field of bioinformatics), Barbara McClintock (discoverer of mobile genetic elements), Janet Mertz (who created the first piece of recombinant DNA), and of course Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier (who spearheaded the work on the genome editing machinery - CRISPR). Today, we want to celebrate one of these remarkable women - British immunologist Brigitte Askonas. #Bornonthisday (1923) She worked on B cells and determined their role in producing antibodies as part of the immune response. But her work expanded to a myriad of areas including: polypeptide biosynthesis, sites of antibody formation, plasma cell tumors as antibody formation models, and macrophages in their role in antigen presentation. Her work led her to receiving many high profile accolades. Dr. Askonas also dedicated her time to writing biographies of scientists! Always looking to support and appreciate fellow scientists 💚 . . . pic theroyalsociety edit @azulpinoba_photography #oneplanet #who #womeninscience #covid19 #research #health #staysafe #artandscience #artandtechnology #plasmamagazine #staycalm #stayhealthy #peace #earthstrong #earth #planetearth #humanity #brigitteaskonas #immunology #science #biology #medicine #microbiology #healthresearch #plasmamagazine6 #virus #pandemic #askonas #cambridge
With more time on our hands than usual, we wanted to revisit some all-time Sci-Fi space exploration movie classics. To remind us what human kind is capable of in the most extreme of situations and to never give up hope 🤍💫 We are starting this special series with our very own satellite, the Moon! A harsh, challenging place to live in indeed! And yet, many different films have been inspired by it! Whether it be about the journey there or setting foot on this desolate yet mystifying place, these films are lunar-tastic!

MOON (2009) 
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

APOLLO 13 (1995) 
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000. .
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#moon #samrockwell #astronaut #moonmovie #apollo13 #tomhanks #2001aspaceodyssey 
#stanleykubrick #spacescience #spaceexploration #solarsystem #astronomer #space #views #spacecraft #research #science #artandtechnology #artandscience #plasmamagazine #spacelife  #stayhome #staysafe #astronomy #scifimovies
With more time on our hands than usual, we wanted to revisit some all-time Sci-Fi space exploration movie classics. To remind us what human kind is capable of in the most extreme of situations and to never give up hope 🤍💫 We are starting this special series with our very own satellite, the Moon! A harsh, challenging place to live in indeed! And yet, many different films have been inspired by it! Whether it be about the journey there or setting foot on this desolate yet mystifying place, these films are lunar-tastic! MOON (2009) Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. APOLLO 13 (1995) NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000. . . . . . #moon #samrockwell #astronaut #moonmovie #apollo13 #tomhanks #2001aspaceodyssey #stanleykubrick #spacescience #spaceexploration #solarsystem #astronomer #space #views #spacecraft #research #science #artandtechnology #artandscience #plasmamagazine #spacelife #stayhome #staysafe #astronomy #scifimovies