Friday, 18 October, 2019

Brad Pitt asks astronaut: Who was better? Clooney or me?

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Lora Ball | 17 September, 2019, 09:57

Sure, space walks are cool and all, but actor Brad Pitt had a real question for International Space Station astronaut Nick Hague during a NASA chat on Monday: Who rules the tunes?

"Now that I have you all the way up at the space station, let's talk about me", Pitt said. "One of the luxuries I think we have, working in low Earth orbit, close to the Earth, is the amount of connectivity that we have - the ability to make phone calls and check in on a routine basis", Hague replied. I mean, you never know, and it's really nice when your number comes up.

And when Pitt asked who played a better astronaut - himself or movie star George Clooney, who played astronaut Matt Kowalsky in 2013's Gravity, there was only one answer Hague could give. And he didn't waste any time getting a film review from Hague, who watched an advance screening of "Ad Astra" with his crewmates on the station.

Hague answered that Pitt was the victor there, and offered a compliment to the actor on his impact in opening audiences' eyes to space exploration. With three Americans, two Russians and an Italian on board, the music has an "international flair", Hague said.

Hague thanked Pitt for "contributing to the mission of awareness" and "lighting that fire in the imaginations of that next generations of explorers".

Hague responded with laughter and affirmed Pitt was the better astronaut.

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Pitt wondered how the astronauts kept their mental state at peace during long-term spaceflight.

"I need to call on your expertise: Who was more believable?" "Ad Astra" - whose Latin title means "to the stars" - opens in USA theaters on Friday.

On the topic of weightlessness aboard the space station, Pitt asked Hague how he felt in the odd environment.

The dialogue shifted to a slightly more serious tone as Pitt asked about the hardships associated with life in space, "What is that like on the psyche?" "The script did not have a NASA storyline, but there were ways that we could still help them", Ulrich said in an interview, adding that the film shows some parallels to NASA's Moon-to-Mars Artemis program, such as the way characters use the moon to travel further to Mars.

In addition to Pitt, "Ad Astra" stars Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland and Ruth Negga. "Sci-fi films like "Ad Astra, ' "The Martian, ' 'Interstellar" and 'Gravity" take movie audiences out of this world incorporating some of NASA's most inspirational photography and footage".

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