NASA In Brief -- Astronauts laud Gravity

From NASA Reports



     As far as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is concerned, 12 Years a Slave is the best picture of the year. 
     But NASA picked its winner long ago: Gravity. The movie, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, tells the harrowing story of two astronauts struggling for survival while cast adrift in space. Its popularity sparked intense interest in the International Space Station.   
     In an online tribute, astronauts congratulate the movie's director, Alfonso Cuarón, for winning the best director award.    
      NASA had a hand in the film's success. While working on her role, Bullock called astronaut Cady Coleman, who was aboard the space station, and asked about living in microgravity. A conversation between Coleman and Bullock can be seen on NASA's website, along with the congratulations of current space station residents, who stopped floating around long enough to watch the movie.


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