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Science fiction?

The European Space Agency news portal reports on a new video aimed at students:

"Whether it's Star Trek USS Enterprise, or the iconic space station from 2001: A Space Odyssey, science fiction has always provided inspiration and ideas for the scientists and engineers that design and build real spacecraft.

The, at times, fine line between science fiction literature and the developments in real life space activities provides the backdrop to ESA's latest Space-in-Bytes video lesson release, titled 'Science fiction – science fact'. "

'Science fiction – science fact', and the previous Space-in-Bytes videos, are available for download in 12 ESA Member State languages. Watch the flash version of the video here, or download the QuickTime version here.

Photo from European Space Agency