Thursday, July 24, 2014

Frederick Ordway, the chief...

...technical consultant and scientific adviser for 2001: A Space Odyssey, died at age 87. (That's him at about 6:10 in the video above.)

Ordway turned out to be amazingly prescient (jump to 7:01). Remember all those problems they initially had with zero-gravity interplanetary space travel 13 years ago? (Those ZG toilets, in particular, were a bitch!) Aren't you glad they worked those all out?

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