Interstellar, Virgin Galactic and the Dream of Space

November 7, 2014 11:46 PM

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There are moments in time when the coincidence of art and reality interact to allow us a glimpse into the context of history. The release of the Christopher Nolan film Interstellar a few days after two catastrophes in our space endeavor gives us one of those moments.

It began two weeks ago with the spectacular loss on launch of the Orbital Sciences Antares rocket, a NASA-funded yet commercially operated supply flight to the International Space Station that was also jam-packed with student and science experiments and a collection of various innovative new commerc...

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