The women who work at NASA are big fans of space movies (no surprise there). And, given their expertise, they're also quite knowledgeable in terms of the science these movies portray.
BBC asked for their take on space movies, inviting the ladies to tell us which space movies they love and which they really hate or think did a bad job at explaining the science part.
In turns out that they were more than happy to chime in and discuss their favorite space movies. At the same time, they were pretty good at spotting blunders that most of us have probably overlooked. See below if you agree with their comments of what went wrong with some of the more popular space movies.
Best Space Movies According To NASA
The Martian (2015)
Ridley Scott's space thriller about the challenges of Mars missions really struck a chord with the women at NASA. Many of them named the 2015 movie as their top choice and explained how it impacted their lives.
Allison McIntyre, the chief of NASA's Mockup Facility, said The Martian is her absolute favorite space movie because it rings true with so many people working at NASA.
"My favorite space film is 'The Martian' because that's where we're going and it really does show just how hard it is."
"Not only that, it was a plant scientist who didn't go insane and cause a lot of havoc," she pointed out.