There is one thing Netflixa new space-oriented drama, Away, that fans find astronomically hard to ignore.
The show is based on Esquire Chris Jones (who was part of the Away Writers’ Room) focused on astronaut Emma Green (Hilary Swank), captain of the NASA-sponsored international mission to Mars.
The upcoming series splits the action between Atlas, the ship that Green and her crew are sailing to the red planet, and the people they left on Earth. In the first episodes, there are several scenes in which Green calls and talks to her husband Matt (Joshu Charles) and teenage daughter Lexi (Talitha Bateman) from the ship … in outer space … to Mars.
And the quality of these calls is great – no hiccups, no lost connections, not even the screen freezes from a very awkward facial expression.
Regardless of the amount research The exhibition helped create a sense of reality – including a consultation with former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino – many Twitter people could not believe how great cell reception in the Atlas was. Fans sounded online to express their disbelief and, let’s face it, jealousy.
While some other Twitter users had their own theories as to why the calls were so great …
… The real reason is still unclear.
HuffPost contacted NASA and Netflix for responses, but did not respond immediately. But when we find out the TRUTH, we will update this post.
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