Science fiction - science fact
A short video from the 'Space-in-bytes' series by ESA. Date- December 2008. Source- http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Space_In_Bytes/index.html 'Whether its Star Trek 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.'