Feature | June 4, 2018

10 Things: Movie Night


    Bennu's Journey is a 6-minute animated movie about NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, Asteroid Bennu, and the formation of our solar system.

    Summer’s only a few weeks away. Hang a sheet from the clothesline in the backyard and fire up the projector for a NASA movie night.

    1. Mars in a Minute

    Back in the day, movies started with a cartoon. Learn the secrets of the Red Planet in these animated 60 second chunks.

    2. Crash of the Titans

    Watch two galaxies collide billions of years from now in this high-definition visualization.

    3. Tour the Moon in 4K

    Wait for the dark of the waning Moon next weekend to take in this 4K tour of our constant celestial companion.

    4. Seven Years of the Sun

    Watch graceful dances in the Sun’s atmosphere in this series of videos created by NASA’s 24/7 Sun-sentinel, the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO).

    5. Light ‘Em Up

    Crank up the volume and learn about NASA science for this short video about some of NASA’s science missions, featuring a track by Fall Out Boy.

    6. Bennu’s Journey

    Follow an asteroid from its humble origins to its upcoming encounter with a NASA spacecraft in this stunning visualization.

    This video, featuring comments from the late Apollo 11 astronaut and research pilot Neil Armstrong, explores the contributions of the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) development and flight-testing.

    7. Lunar Landing Practice

    Join Apollo mission pilots as they fly—and even crash—during daring practice runs for landing on the Moon.

    8. Earthrise

    Join the crew of Apollo 8 as they become the first human beings to see the Earth rise over the surface of the Moon.

    9. Musical Descent to Titan

    Watch a musical, whimsical recreation of the 2005 Huygens probe descent to Titan, Saturn’s giant moon.

    10. More Movies

    NASA’s Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio provides a steady stream of fresh videos for your summer viewing pleasure. Come back often and enjoy.