Thursday, August 8, 2013

Space Station Science: Could Humanity Really Build 'Elysium'?


Looking at a part of Elysium as shown in TriStar Pictures' "Elysium." 
 
In the new movie "Elysium," Earth is beyond repair, and the rich and powerful have decided to leave it behind.

Instead of three to six highly trained astronauts circling the Earth in an orbiting laboratory as there are today, the Elysium space station serves as an oasis for those that can afford it. In the film, humanity has developed a large, rotating space station above a dystopic Earth by the year 2154. The station comes stocked with mansions, grass, trees, water and gravity.

For the rest of the story: http://www.space.com/22287-elysium-space-station-science-nasa.html

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