So, there's a project called the Galileo Project that's led by Avi Loeb who's out of Harvard University. He took a huge risk in that he was one of the few astronomers, astrophysicists who had the courage to take a stand and start talking about what most people enter astronomy and astrophysics about, which is the existence of extraterrestrial life. It's kind of a bizarre concept that we're this tiny blue marble in the middle of this gargantuan ocean and somehow, some way, we're only allowed to talk about things that are deterministic, mechanistic, effectively dead, and we can't think of this idea of intelligent life.
Who are interested in astronomy or astrophysics, who also care about extraterrestrial stuff and who care about intelligent life in the universe or the search for it, to be inspired to do similar types of research. One of the most disheartening things throughout this entire process is there were people at Arizona State and other universities who said we no longer even want to peer review Avi Loeb's papers, which is an extraordinary statement.
Any updates on a possible documentary on your expedition with Avi Loeb? It's not possible. There is one, Netflix is engaged, and they're committed to making a 90-minute feature length film on the expedition, so I'm in it. I was interviewed with it, and I'll of course be interviewed again. And again, it's being made by Jason Conn, great documentary film makers done things on Diamonds and Street Violence in Brazil. Real good guy. Spent two weeks with them on the ship and it will come out eventually. At some point. I guess it depends on what we discover.
Years ago, I started following him, Oumuamua, and all the amazing progress that Avi Loeb was making out of Harvard, and I thought it was really cool that he was starting to put an expedition together and once he announced that he was looking for funding, I called him up and said, Avi, you know, I'd love to work with you and find a way to get you the resources that you need to be able to go and recover it.
These things, if you look at the ratings usually have about 50 million people who watch. Avi Loeb was also on the Joe Rogan experience, so you know, it's great to look for these things, but it's also great to get some exposure and be able to show a human element of curiosity. And I think it's great marketing and its great visibility for who we are, what we're about and our commitment to good science.