Game developers help NASA imagine what life in space will look like


NASA spent much of the 20th century commissioning painters and
illustrators to imagine the future of space exploration. When Jeff
Norris, the head of Mission Operations Innovation at NASA’s Jet
Propulsion Lab (JPL), wanted a way to inspire a new generation of
potential engineers, scientists, and astronauts, he turned to a
modern alternative to those artists: a games developer. “They
were looking for an artist’s take,” explains Jeff Lydell, an
executive producer at the Vancouver-based game studio Blackbird
Interactive. “The theme of it was re-creating the art
that Chesley Bonestell had generated for Wernher von Braun when
they were trying to publicize the Apollo missions.”…


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Game developers help NASA imagine what life in space will look like