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A Beautiful Planet

Published on May 13, 2016 by Paul Ciano

About a week ago, I had a chance to see A Beautiful Planet, a new documentary that explored Earth from the unique perspective of the International Space Station. In relatively short time, it covered substantive topics and, more important, helped illustrate its points with the big picture view that was only possible when looking down on our planet.

Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence, the film followed the journeys of several astronauts/cosmonauts, but, understandably (Am I blushing? Can you see me blushing?), lingered on Samantha Cristoforetti.

Samantha Cristoforetti

Her passion for the themes the movie covered was infectious and effortlessly humanized topics that the general population might find too intellectual or dry. I think my favorite part was when she did her espresso test.

It makes me happy to know that when I look up, there might be a super smart, spikey-haired Italian enjoying their coffee somewhere above me.


Space Coffee
Paul Ciano

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