NASA/DISNEY and Wall-E!


#1

Like I said before my Aunt works for NASA so she send me the inside tid bits! ENJOY!

NASA AND DISNEY INVITE KIDS TO EXPLORE SPACE WITH WALL-E

WASHINGTON – An animated robot and his spacefaring companion are
leading a campaign by NASA and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures to
promote interest among schoolchildren in science and technology.

NASA and Disney have signed a Space Act Agreement for a series of
educational and public outreach activities related to Disney-Pixar’s new
movie, WALL-E, opening in theaters nationwide on June 27, 2008.

This collaboration highlights the similarities between the movie’s
storyline and NASA’s real-life work in robot technology, propulsion
systems and astrophysics. Disney-Pixar’s WALL-E is set 700 years in the
future. The film’s main character is the only rover-robot left on Earth.
He meets a new robot named Eve, and together they take a journey through
the universe.

“Great ideas for future exploration of the universe start with the
imagination,” said Robert Hopkins, chief of strategic communications at
NASA Headquarters in Washington. “We hope that with the help of our new
robot friend WALL-E, NASA can encourage young people to learn about
science and technology and become the explorers of tomorrow.”

Disney has designed a 30-second public service announcement featuring
WALL-E for NASA’s television channels and Web site. The video is
designed to draw students to NASA’s Web site to explore the agency’s
missions. The WALL-E character also will be featured on NASA’s Kids’
Club page. In addition, Disney has designed a “movie surfer vignette”
about WALL-E that touches on science and technology that drives NASA’s
programs, which began airing on the Disney Channel in June.

For the World Premiere of WALL-E, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
Pasadena, Calif., will be showcasing some of the latest in rover and
lander technology, highlighting the recent Phoenix mission, as well as
the upcoming Mars Science Laboratory mission, which is currently
scheduled for launch in the fall of 2009. Starting June 27 and running
through August 27, the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood will host a
special NASA space exploration display, including imagery from the
Hubble Space Telescope, which can be enjoyed by all guests coming to see
WALL-E there.

Commenting on the collaboration, Mark Zoradi, president, Walt Disney
Studios Motion Pictures Group, said, “All of us at Disney are delighted
to be working with NASA in their educational and public outreach efforts
to teach schoolchildren about space exploration, robot technology, and
the universe they live in. WALL-E is one of the most lovable and
entertaining characters that Pixar ever has created, and he is the
perfect spokes-robot for this program. Disney-Pixar’s WALL-E takes
moviegoers on a thrilling and imaginative journey into outer space, and
now the film’s title character will be able to stimulate imaginations
further through these efforts.”

To view the new WALL-E public service announcement and learn more about
NASA and agency programs, visit:

NASA - Home

For more information about Disney-Pixar’s WALL-E, visit:
WALL-E : Official Site


#2

Hey my brother works for Nasa! Where does your aunt work? Maybe they are BFF’s.


#3

She’s in their Washington DC Headquarters . . . that would be too funny! :laugh:


#4

Oh how cool is that to work for NASA!! wow- we went to Kennedy Space Centre and I was just blown away- what a wonderful experience- oh and really interesting post by the way about Wall-E


#5

Oh…they probably aren’t BFF’s then! He works in Newport News, Va.
Maybe they chat on the phone all the time and are phone BFF’s?! We’ll go with that!


#6

Hey you just never know!

I believe she works for employee relations . . . she organizes all the events and stuff. Prepares info for new hires . . . etc.


#7

Yep, first Buzz now Wall-E . . . they are really trying to get the young folks into the science scene . . . seems to be a lack of interest!? :eek:

They NEED future astronauts, so they want to suck them in while they are young!