Newspace: Stars, Space Tourism, Robots, and Scarlett Johansson

Space tourism continues to grow, a few rich guys at a time; Virgin Galactic hopes for regular flights by 2012.

The stars may not be counted but the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics had found a new way to weigh them

Scarlett Johansson may be starring as Elizabeth Bennet in the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a role that had been attached to Natalie Portman.

Finally, Japan demonstrates an early-generation prototype for the Cylons—or, at least, replacement for Katie Perry and Lady Gaga:

3 replies on “Newspace: Stars, Space Tourism, Robots, and Scarlett Johansson”

  1. Fez says:

    I just don’t see Scarlett in that role. Not sure why, just doesn’t seem like a good fit.

    I was thinking of maybe Kate Mara, or someone a little younger than that. More like Anna Popplewell or Emily Browning.

    • DrMcPhearson says:

      I’ve also heard a rumor that Mia Wasikowska from the Tim Burton “Alice in Wonderland” could be up for the role.

      • Fez says:

        I still haven’t seen that version of Alice in Wonderland, nor anything else she’s been in, so I can’t really say with any certainty, but she looks somewhat more like what I had pictured. Or perhaps she could be one of her sisters.

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