JJ Abrams' Latest Project Follows the Scientists Behind Space Travel

By: Jana Pijak - Mar 18, 2016
References: theverge
JJ Abrams is best known for directing box office hit 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and is now embarking on a different type of galactic project -- a space travel webseries that chronicles scientists who make it a possibility. Titled 'Moon Shot,' the webseries "explores the motivations behind the Google Lunar X Prize competition" and gives scientists recognition for innovations that they are often unrewarded for by the public.

Centered around the humans who designed many famous space travel robots, including the iconic Curiosity rover that visited Mars and New Horizons, a space ship that flew over Pluto, this space travel webseries chronicles the design process and research behind various missions. The series ultimately shows audiences the extent of scientists' knowledge and the dedication that is synonymous with each of their ventures.