The movie Passengers, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, tells a gripping story about the challenges of interstellar space travel. Part of a contingent numbering 5,000, the characters are on a space flight that will take 120 years to reach its destination. Things go awry when the main characters are awakened 90 years too early.
When planning space flights scientists need to take into account not only technical factors, but human factors as well. How humans react and adapt to conditions that they will encounter in space are subjects that would make for an exciting research paper. Read more