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ISSUE 19 - March 2016

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Ambition: A Risky Adventure in Science Communication (page 21)
Mark McCaughrean

Science fiction, science communication.


This article explores how the European Space Agency made a short science fiction film about the Rosetta mission to engage audiences in the core scientific and philosophical questions of the mission, and to manage expectations regarding the risky landing of Philae on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.