If the film Hidden Figures reminded us of anything, it's that it takes a village to get human beings into space. Some villagers tend to get more public recognition than others, but without each of them, nothing is going to space. Now, Gravitas Ventures has partnered with Haviland Digital to bring us the story of the unsung heroes of NASA'S mission control.
The Boob Tube
Just recently we told you about Will Ferrell's
new production company set to focus on female-led television and film comedy projects
. I think this project it too new to fall under their umbrella but it totally fits. Don't Trust the B
star Krysten Ritter
is leading a new NBC series called Mission Control
where she'll play a NASA engineer in 1965.
had what we can only imagine was a very tense hour or so earlier this morning, as a computer malfunction cut off communication between the International Space Station and Mission Control in Houston as of 9:45 EST. The glitch appears to have been a pretty benign and easily fixed one, and the ISS crew was back on the air
by 11:00 EST. We're all left thanking our lucky stars that the dropped call from space seems well in hand, and that it didn't interfere with any of the crew's important tasks. This could have happened in the middle of a Google Hangout, for God's sake!