Science Goes To The Movies: ‘Gravity’

23:27 minutes

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.

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Take a video tour of the International Space Station, courtesy of astronaut Don Pettit:

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Segment Guests

Jeffrey A. Hoffman

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

Don Pettit is a NASA astronaut at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Meet the Producer

About Annie Minoff

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.

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