New film Gravity is a ‘bunch of bull’

This post is a semi-spoiler, I’m not giving away what happens per say because what I’m talking about you see in the trailer. It’s more like when someone shows you something that you can’t un-see.

In the upcoming movie ‘Gravity,’ an astronaut is working on the exterior of the Hubble telescope in space when something goes wrong and she starts drifting. The solution – jetpack over to the ISS (International Space Station)…no – just no!

Here’s a quote from a real astronaut, Michael J. Massimino

“As we recall from bitter memory, the Hubble and the space station are in vastly different orbits. Getting from one to the other requires so much energy that not even space shuttles had enough fuel to do it. The telescope is 353 miles high, in an orbit that keeps it near the Equator; the space station is about 100 miles lower, in an orbit that takes it far north, over Russia.

To have the movie astronauts Matt Kowalski (Mr. Clooney) and Ryan Stone (Ms. Bullock) zip over to the space station would be like having a pirate tossed overboard in the Caribbean swim to London.”

Nothing more need be said…



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