Astronaut recreates scene from movie Gravity on board the International Space Station

Jun 23, 2022

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

Astronaut recreates scene from movie Gravity on board the International Space Station

Jun 23, 2022

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

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Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has shared an image on board the International Space Station (ISS) where she has recreated a scene from the hit Hollywood movie Gravity. Cristoforetti is part of the European Space Agency and was able to take a moment out of her schedule for a little fun.

Fortunately, the scene in question wasn’t the part where George Clooney floats off into oblivion, but rather a scene where Sandra Bullock is floating through the space station wearing a grey vest and black shorts.

The image is uncannily similar to the actual movie playing above as Cristoforetti enters through a square-shaped portal wearing the same outfit and manages to strike the same pose as Bullock.

Cristoforetti has one question though, as she jokes “how did you get your hair to stay put?”. Obviously Hollywood doesn’t have quite the same zero-gravity effects on hair as the real space station does.

Retired astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted back that his biggest disappointment while on board the space station was missing the opportunity to grab the same image, something which Cristoforetti has put right now!

Astronauts on board the ISS have continually kept us entertained and amazed by not just their off-duty antics, but also the images they have captured from the station, particularly of our Earth below. Some astronauts have shown just how accomplished they are with a DSLR.

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2 responses to “Astronaut recreates scene from movie Gravity on board the International Space Station”

  1. Denny H Chevalier Avatar
    Denny H Chevalier

    nice!

  2. John Beatty Avatar
    John Beatty

    Awesome!!