"While the concept may be based on Minority Report, the HD video that promotes the Cocoon is an amazing reconstruction of the last scene of 2001: A Space Odyssey, with Keir Dullea reprising the role he played over forty years ago. It is a must-see, as the film makers suggest, on a big monitor and LOUD and FULL SCREEN." More at Treehugger.
Below is a clip of the scene from "2001: A Space Odyssey" that inspired this video.
Music has accompanied humans into space since the earliest years of spaceflight. Music and space, it seems, have a deep association, with some pieces becoming permanently connected with space in popular culture.
On November 18, 2011 Natty Light officially became The First Beer In Space. Two of Natty Lights Facebook fans, Danny and Rich, came to us with an epic idea to make Natty the first beer in space. We said go for it, just let us know when ya shoot it off! Natty Light helped make their dream a reality, by offering to support there efforts on Natty's Facebook page. On Nov. 16, 2011 The spacecraft was named the Aluminum Fullcan by Natty's Facebook Fans (submitted by Kal Thomas).
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, Expedition 29 flight engineer, holds a still camera while looking through a window in the Cupola of the International Space Station Space Station. ISS029-E-033716 (30 Oct. 2011)
This animation shows how a hypothetical future mission might eventually employ 'tractor beam' technology. (Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Conceptual Image Lab)
Tractor beams -- the ability to trap and move objects using laser light -- are the stuff of science fiction, but a team of NASA scientists has won funding to study the concept for remotely capturing planetary or atmospheric particles and delivering them to a robotic rover or orbiting spacecraft for analysis.