Science Goes To The Movies: ‘Gravity’
With the astronaut flick Gravity dominating box offices and dinner table conversation, Science Friday brings in the experts to fact-check. In our first installment of “Science Goes to the Movies,” astronauts Jeffrey Hoffman and Don Pettit answer your Gravity questions and explore the real risks of spaceflight.
[In a new graphic novel, the superheroes are physicists.]
Take a video tour of the International Space Station, courtesy of astronaut Don Pettit:
Jeffrey A. Hoffman is a former NASA astronaut and an aerospace engineering professor in the department of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Don Pettit is a NASA astronaut at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Annie Minoff is a producer for The Journal from Gimlet Media and the Wall Street Journal, and a former co-host and producer of Undiscovered. She also plays the banjo.