7 Unsung Space Innovators Who Boldly Went Where No Human Had Gone Before

October 23, 2014 5:00 PM

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7 Unsung Space Innovators Who Boldly Went Where No Human Had Gone Before

In the 200,000 years of homo sapiens, we poked around down here a bit and then marched off our blue-quilted rock to greet the stars. For all our faults, making it to space in a fraction our planet’s lifespan is pretty, pretty good.

Of course, we can’t all be a Galileo or an Armstrong. Behind every “small step for man” are thousands of men and women working in laboratories, classrooms and control centers. We partnered with Christopher Nolan’s #Interstellar, in theaters & IMAX November 7th, to salute the lesser-known engineers, ...

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