From Gravity to The Martian to this year’s Life starring Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal, it seems both filmmakers and audiences have a strong fascination with space.
Why wouldn’t we? It’s magical, mysterious and much of it is still rather unknown.
Someone who knows a little (OK, probably a lot) more about it than most is Andrea Boyd.
Born in Adelaide, she's a Flight Operations Engineer at the International Space Station - but the one in Cologne, Germany rather than the one 400 kilometres above our heads.
"I work in Mission Control so I'm one of the people on ground control with consoles and far too many computers who talks to the astronauts and communicates with them," she says.