Terror at the ISS
In the science-fiction thriller "Life," an alien from Mars wreaks havoc on the International Space Station (ISS). The movie will hit theaters on March 24, 2017. [Watch the trailer.
Jake Gyllenhaal plays the space station's medical doctor and most experienced astronaut, David Jordan, who has spent more than 473 days at the International Space Station.
Reynolds in the Cupola
Ryan Reynolds, starring as mission specialist Rory Adams, floats in the Cupola window at the International Space Station.
The Human Firewall
Rebecca Ferguson stars as Miranda North, a microbiologist from the Centers for Disease Control who is tasked with keeping the ISS crew safe from possible contamination by the sample return mission from Mars.
Ariyon Bakare stars as Hugh Derry, a British scientist tasked with finding evidence for life on Mars.
Mars Sample Arrives
A sample return mission delivers the first proof of life on Mars.
The glove box at the ISS serves as a firewall against any possible contamination from the Mars sample.
Calvin is Born
Derry discovers a single-cell organism in the sample from Mars. When the sample grows larger and starts to look more alive, high school students back on Earth compete to give it a name. And so the cute little Martian was dubbed Calvin.
A Cute Little Alien
Calvin seems harmless at first, wiggling in a petri dish and responding to Derry's touch. (Spoiler alert: The cuteness doesn't last long!)
Calvin Gets Bigger
Calvin quickly evolves into a more complex creature. "Every cell is an eye cell, a muscle cell, a nerve cell, and as such, the creature is very, very adaptable." screenwriter Rhett Reese said in a statement.
Astronauts Freak Out
As Calvin gets bigger and bigger, the astronauts begin to regret ever bringing that darn Mars sample to the space station.