Academy Award nominated actor Brad Pitt called into the International Space Station and spoke with astronaut Nick Hague on Monday, in a conversation that was carried by NASA Television. Pitt also asked Hague who was controls the jam box on the ISS, and whether astronauts were observing the recent failed attempt to land the Indian Vikram launch.
Hollywood has taken us to space a good few times over the years but yesterday Brad Pitt was given a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The US space agency, Nasa, spends about $3 billion (£2.4 billion) a year on the space station program, a level of funding that is endorsed by the Trump administration and Congress. "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. "Who you spend your times with, how you spend time - it has just become much more important to me". 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.More news: Google Fi gets a cheaper "unlimited" plan, bundled cloud storage
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Hague responded with laughter and said, "You were". "We take turns." With an Italian astronaut and two cosmonauts on board, he told the actor the musical background of the ISS is global as well.
Just minutes in, a majestic, and technically brilliant, fall from an worldwide space antenna launches the movie into a realm of its own. The film includes actual NASA shots of the moon and Mars. I mean, you never know, and it's really nice when your number comes up.
The Latin phrase "Ad Astra", translates in English, as "to the stars" - and after watching this space opera, viewers will be left with more than a twinkle in their eye. "For me, that is the biggest thing I've pulled from this mission, is that cooperation at a global scale is what's going to propel humanity into the future". "I can't wait to brag to my kids".