CineSpace, a short film competition created by NASA’s Johnson Space Center in partnership with the Houston Cinema Arts Society, offers aspiring and professional filmmakers a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery. This week, we are sharing the third place winner “Mack Minded: Humanly Possible.”

About the film:
Before the acronym STEM even existed, Dr. Pauline Beery Mack, Texas Woman’s University professor in the 1950s-1970s, pioneered in the quest for knowledge in science, technology and statistical research. Her advances in bone density provided NASA invaluable information for manned spaceflight, earning Mack a Silver Snoopy award presented by Astronaut Jim Lovell in 1970, a time when women scientists were rarely recognized among their male peers.

About CineSpace:
With more than 1,700 films from 55 countries submitted over the past 5 years, the program features films from past finalist and winners of the competition and showcases films from various genres, including narrative, documentary, comedy, drama, sci-fi, and more. For more information on CineSpace, visit: www.cinespace.org