NASA's Cozy Relationship With Hollywood Is Kind Of A Gamble
NASA is all but promising a manned Mars mission as it promotes "The Martian." But is the agency setting the public's expectations too high?By Steven Sparkman | October 6, 2015
It's pretty obvious that "The Martian" is basically a two-hour-plus love letter to space exploration and, by extension, to NASA. (Video via 20th Century Fox / "The Martian")
But that's nothing new. The agency has a comfortable relationship with Hollywood. (Video via Paramount Pictures / "Interstellar")
It's gone all-in on promoting "The Martian": sending a team to Comic-Con, hosting Q&A's between the actors and actual astronauts, and, of course, bragging about all the cool technology it contributed to the film.