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Science fiction - science fact

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ESA / Education / Space In Bytes

Whether it’s Star Trek's USS Enterprise, or the iconic space station from 2001: A Space Odyssey, science fiction has always provided inspiration and ideas for the scientists and engineers that design and build real spacecraft.

The video compares factual and fictional space stations, manned spacecrafts and explains how 'sci-fi' interplanetary travels could inspire future generation of scientists and engineers.

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Available version: Quicktime file
Size: 61 173 Kb
Length: 6:23 mins
Produced: December 2008

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