Christian Stangle, Austria, 2017, 7:20In a process that took 18 months, this animated collage brings together thousands of original NASA photographs. Using different techniques, the artists bring the stills to life in a celebration of peaceful exploration.
Pedro de Filippis, Hungary, 2017, 9:17In an observatory in Budapest, a 55-year-old astrophysicist plans to go to the moon. In his small dome, the micro-universe turns into macro, giving life to his plans.
Shannon Leigh Reeves, Chelse Belmont, United States, 2017, 9:35
In the not so distant future, renown scientist and inexperienced astronaut Dr. Annie Tennant has beaten the odds and successfully returned home from an unprecedented solo space mission. During her first exclusive interview, the crucial importance of her journey and its emotional impact on her views of humanity are revealed.
Film Best Depicting the Benefits of Space to HumanityAlex Moreno, Mexico, Documentary, 7:36 Without high-tech and with limited resources, a group of teenage girls from Apizaco, a small rural town in Mexico, learned math, science, and robotics together with the passion and dedication of their middle school teacher, and managed to win the top prizes at NASA’s Mars Trekker Global Teen Summit.
Film Best Depicting the Spirit of Future Space ExplorationThe case for space exploration as something essential to the human spirit, made passionately by the explorers themselves. A documentary straight from NASA’s archives.
A true story.After a decade of launching monkeys into space, NASA had yet to return any alive and had fallen behind the Soviet Union in the race for space travel. On their next mission, was a rhesus monkey named Able, chosen by President Eisenhower and a squirrel monkey they named Miss Baker, who was purchased at a Miami pet shop. On May 28, 1959, Jupiter AM-18 blasted off – the flight lasted 16 minutes before plunging back into the ocean south east of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The recovery team spotted it bobbing in the water. They were alive! Becoming the first primates ever to return home safely from outside the earth’s atmosphere. Miss Baker & Able opened a gateway for mankind’s future space exploration and we own them our gratitude.