Physics recognizes the inherent value of considering how its discipline will theoretically explain evidence that may be discovered in the future, but might not.
Legal scholars do so less often, but Thomas E. Simmons of the University of South Dakota School of Law has a fascinating article discussing how property law would play out in a hypothetical future permanent human colony on Mars in light of existing international treaties. It is a fitting subject for a legal scholar in a part of the country that was itself a new frontier not so long ago and has an economy similar to the one most people envision for a future Mars colony.
There is an academic literature on everything.
Musicians are no slouches either. For example, electronic dance music group Blackwell has an album entitled "Music for Dining in Space."