Three female pioneers of space exploration are the subjects of a new short film from Google. And the experiences the women had and how they describe it all has led the tech giant to offer new Google Artworks Live Case designs for Pixel and Nexus smartphones.
The 10-minute film, called “Dot of Light,” mixes historic footage with video and photography captured by Pixel, and features interviews with astronauts Kathryn D. Sullivan, Nicole Stott and Anousheh Ansari.
The film was written and directed by Eliza McNitt, in collaboration with Google, and she helped design the new space-themed cases, which are $40 in the Google Store.
Sullivan, who spent 22 days in orbit and traveled on three Space Shuttle missions, was the first American woman to walk in space when she stepped out of Challenger on Oct. 11, 1984.
“Seeing Earth from orbit the first time, it is stunning enough it will literally pull the breath out of you,” Sullivan says in the film.
As brief as it is, the film offers an inspiring look at the travels of these women, and some chills-inducing views of the place we call home.