Planetary Collective’s Overview short film and Continuum documentary

The Planetary Collective is a

a group of filmmakers, visual media creatives and thinkers who work with cosmologists, ecologists, and philosophers to explore some of the big questions facing our planet at this time.

Embracing a multidisciplinary, multi-media approach, we brings scientists, philosophers, and researchers together with designers, coders, and creatives to bring new perspectives to audiences around the world in fresh and innovative ways.

The have created a  short film Overview about astronauts’ experiences in space. It is a prelude to their  feature film Continuum,

The planet is in crisis. The root of the environmental and social crises facing humanity is the misperception that we are separate – from each other, the planet, and the cosmos as a whole. The solution to this crisis can be found in an emerging worldview that points to our interdependence.

The CONTINUUM feature-length documentary will explore this worldview, weaving together perspectives and ideas from some of the key theorists and thinkers in the fields of cosmology, environmentalism, sustainability, social theory, anthropology, and systems dynamics, telling the story of where we have come from, where we are now, and the possibilities for our future.

The have a crowd-funding campaign on to fund the completion of the Continuum project: Planetary Collective presents CONTINUUM by Planetary Collective — Kickstarter.

We’ve already shot twenty amazing interviews, and some stunning visual narrative footage, but we need to raise a final round of funding to shoot 5-6 more interviews, and carry us through post-production to finish the film.

With $80,000 dollars, we can finish this film. But with more than that, we can make it more amazing, and bring it to you even faster.

Here is the trailer for Coninuum:

And here is the short film OVERVIEW:

This Week @NASA: Dragon flight, Curiosity drilling, ISS social, and more

Here’s the latest  episode of This Week @NASA:  Ready the Dragon on This Week @NASA – YouTube


March 1st is the targeted launch date for the next cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station. Liftoff of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft’s second resupply mission to the ISS is scheduled for 10:10 a.m. Eastern from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Dragon will be loaded with about six tons of crew supplies and materials for science research. Also, Launch the Seedlings!; Curiosity Drills; ISS Social; Hangout with the Crew; Bolden Honored; Aerospace Days; Cady and the Chieftains; and more!

Space on the John Batchelor Show: Bob Zimmerman + Hotel Mars

Bob Zimmerman reports on the latest space news during regular weekly slots (usually Tuesday and Thursdays) on the John Batchelor radio program. See the iTunes free Podcast for links to the latest shows.  Here are links to this week’s shows and the topics discussed.

Segment one:
1. Friday’s meter stories in Russia and 2012 DA14. Plus, a group of California scientists proposes using lasers to vaporize asteroids.
2. NASA has lost all contact with ISS.
3. The hot fire test for Antares has been rescheduled for Thursday.
4. Dragon has now been scheduled for March 1 launch to ISS.

Segment two:
1. NASA has released the cuts it would do if sequestration happens. SLS gets no cuts. Commercial space gets deleted.
2. A new poll of Earth scientists has found that a majority are skeptical of human-caused global warming.

Segment 1:
1. Some results from the flyby of 2012 DA14.
2. Kepler has found a solar system with a exoplanet slightly larger than the Moon.
3. The microfilmed bibles flown on Apollo are now the subject of a custody dispute.

Segment 2:
1. Polar bears and climate change.
2. IPCC head admits the climate has not warmed in 17 years.


On the Wednesday “Hotel Mars” segment on the Batchelor Show with David Livingston, Dr. William Farrand reviewed the “Ten years with the Mars rover Opportunity”: The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 2-20-13 – Thespaceshow’s Blog.