Will You Watch Them All? Kevin’s Summer Movie Marathon
NASA Takes You on a (Virtual) Space Adventure THE FINAL FRONTIER
If you’re anything like us, you’ve been watching a lot more TV than usual these past few months and have gotten stuck at least once on what to watch next. To help you out, we asked Kevin to put together his ultimate movie marathon, and he came through with five suggestions that are sure to help avoid your summer boredom. If you have a free day, you can binge them back- to-back, or spread them out to keep the fun going all month! Here’s Kevin’s hit list:
Commercial space travel might still be the stuff of science fiction stories, but thanks to computer programs and augmented reality, your family can still experience what it’s like to explore space. NASA and other organizations provide a wealth of free resources that make space exploration come to life for stargazers and future astronauts alike. Take some time to explore a few of our favorites today. TOURING THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION First launched in 1998, the International Space Station is a multinational space research laboratory. Nineteen different nations have sent astronauts, cosmonauts, and space tourists to the space station to conduct scientific experiments. It’s truly the stuff science fiction dreams are made of! In 2012, Expedition 33 Commander Sunita Williams filmed a full tour of this amazing
1. “The Sandlot” – In this 1993 summer classic, a group of neighborhood boys bond over baseball and go on all kinds of adolescent adventures. When a borrowed ball flies over the wrong fence, they have to confront their fears to get it back. 2. “Caddyshack” – No matter how many times you’ve seen this 1980 golf comedy, it never gets old! Chevy Chase, Ted Knight, and Michael O’Keefe are hilarious as characters populating a snooty country club in advance of a big golf tournament. 3. “Independence Day” – There’s nothing like an alien invasion flick to put a pandemic in perspective. In this 1996 sci-fi hit, Will Smith and his motley crew fight to save the world over Fourth of July weekend. 4. “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” – If you’re in the mood for something light, don’t miss this hysterical beach comedy featuring a Hawaiian vacation gone wrong. Jason Segel and Kristen Bell play a couple who have recently split and then find themselves stuck in the same hotel with Bell’s new beau. 5. “The Goonies” – Like Sandlot, this 1985 romp follows a group of adventurous kids. From evil property developers to pirate treasure, this family-friendly movie has it all! When you’re ready to watch, don’t forget to pop some popcorn, pull the curtains, and pour your favorite drink to set the mood. Happy streaming! You can always reach Kevin directly at 404-566-8964 or Kevin@PatrickTrialLaw.com. (If you ever need it, his cell phone is 404.409.3160.)
floating lab and even included a quick lesson on how to work out in zero gravity. “Visit” the space station for yourself at Bit.ly/ISSTour. EXPLORING DEEP SPACE VIA VIRTUAL REALITY On Jan. 30, 2020, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope concluded its 16-year mission researching exoplanets, which are planets outside our solar system. This data was used to create Exoplanet Excursions, an immersive virtual reality experience that lets your family experience the Spitzer’s discoveries and control the telescope yourself. These incredible excursions are available on Oculus or Steam, so visit Spitzer.Caltech.edu/vr to start your adventure and explore deep space today! PLANET-HOPPING WITH NASA Have you ever wondered would it be like to stand on another world? Then “book” your next vacation with the Exoplanet Travel Bureau! This program takes you on digital tours of real exoplanets NASA has discovered. Though we don’t know what the surfaces of these worlds look like, artists have used scientific data to create 3D landscapes to explore. See them all, from Kepler-16b to TRAPPIST-1e, at Exoplanets.NASA.gov/alien- worlds/exoplanet-travel-bureau.
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