Revealing mistake: When we see the space station from the cockpit of the approaching shuttle, the station does not appear to rotate because the shuttle is rotating at the same speed. OK...except that the station IS still rotating with respect to the sun, which means that the light source and shadows on the station should be moving.
2001: A Space Odyssey is a Science Fiction drama about an alien Monolith that plays a crucial role in Mankind's development, a supercomputer named HAL 9000 who makes a terrible and profound choice, and the astronauts caught in the middle of events that will change the lives of all humanity. A visually stunning, slow and thoughtful look into evolution itself from the eyes of acclaimed Director Stanley Kubrick, this 2+ hour movie will enlighten some, and bore others. Oh, and you'll never hear "Daisy" quite the same again.
Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
HAL: I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
Question: What was the ultimate destination of the Jupiter mission? The giant planet is made of gas, it has no solid surface to land on. Theoretically a spacecraft could land on one of Jupiter's moons, but they lie within the lethal radiation belt.
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