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NASA Production Agreement for The Avengers

Published July 17th 2016

NASA’s Multimedia Liaison Office was founded in the 1990s but they have recently become more aggressively involved in the entertainment industry. In particular they have replaced the Pentagon as the most prominent government agency working on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the world’s biggest film franchise, working on The Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy. This is the first time NASA have released a copy of the agreements they sign with film makers, and it is the only document they released in response to a broad request about their involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

NASA Media Liaison/Public Affairs Documents

Published December 17th 2015

Just like most major government agencies, NASA has been involved in the entertainment industry for decades. For 2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick hired several technical advisors including Frederick Ordway III, NASA astronaut Donald Slayton and the senior administrator of the Apollo project George Mueller. However, NASA did not found a formal Entertainment Liaison Office until 1997. It was run by actress Bobbie Faye Ferguson, best known for being in Dallas and for appearing in Space Cowboys, made with NASA assistance during her time there. Nice work if you can get it.