This special features dozens of space professionals, from designers of space suits and life systems engineers to interior decorators and the “Lunar Lettuce Man.” A touching story concerning famed teacher Jaime Escalante and one of his students is interwoven with imaginative vignettes that explore the humor and drama of day-to-day life away from Earth.Guest stars include Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Jeffery Tambor, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Raymond Cruz, Weird Al Yankovic, Vincent Schiavelli and Pat Morita.
Life in space: Beam-ins. Intergalactic war. But what about getting a driver’s license or doing the laundry? Some scientists believe we have the technology to be living in space within the next 10 years. Lunar bases, Martian rover vehicles and a zero gravity exercise room are just a few of the projects in the works right now.
To inform students (and their parents) about extraterrestrial opportunities in the coming decades, FASE created the television special Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun.
Watch a clip of Living and Working in Space:
Space: The Countdown Has Begun has received 10 major awards, including a Gold Apple from the National Educational Film and Video Festival.
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