Brad Pitt asks astronaut: Who was better? Clooney or me?

Entertainment
Brad Pitt, Nick Hague

In this image taken from NASA video actor Brad Pitt, left, star of the new space movie “Ad Astra,” speaks from NASA headquarters in Washington, to astronaut Nick Hague abroad the International Space Station, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. (NASA via AP)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Brad Pitt, star of the new space movie “Ad Astra,” had a burning question for a real-life astronaut.

“Who was more believable? Clooney or Pitt?”

In a televised call Monday, NASA astronaut Nick Hague answered Pitt — “absolutely” — getting a big laugh. Pitt’s Hollywood pal George Clooney starred in the 2013 space film “Gravity.”

Hague and the rest of the International Space Station crew previewed “Ad Astra” a few weeks ago. The movie opens Friday down here.

Pitt portrays an astronaut who travels through the solar system to find his father. The film includes actual NASA shots of the moon and Mars.

“How’d we do? How was our zero-G?” Pitt asked from NASA headquarters in Washington.

“I got to tell you, it was really good,” said Hague, six months into his own 6 ½-month mission. “The depictions, the settings all as you can tell look very similar to the type of setting I’ve got around me. I got to imagine it was a lot easier for me to kind of enjoy the zero-G than it was you,” he added, flipping in weightlessness.

Pitt noted the movie’s spaceship was “a bit cleaner” than the station. After asking about spacewalking and seeing Earth from space, Pitt said, “Most important question: Who controls the jam box?” Answer: The astronauts take turns. With three Americans, two Russians and an Italian on board, the music has an “international flair,” Hague said.

The 20-minute chat ended with Pitt sharing, “I can’t wait to brag to my kids.”

___

The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Trending Stories

Turkey Day Giveaway

Days

Hours

Minutes

Seconds

Recent Videos

What the Tech: Car charging

Thumbnail for the video titled "What the Tech: Car charging"

WF couple accepts plea bargain in child abuse case

Thumbnail for the video titled "WF couple accepts plea bargain in child abuse case"

WCSO honors deputies who embody spirit of law enforcement

Thumbnail for the video titled "WCSO honors deputies who embody spirit of law enforcement"

Deputies' actions honored 5-years after life-saving deputy-involved shooting

Thumbnail for the video titled "Deputies' actions honored 5-years after life-saving deputy-involved shooting"

Musicians return to celebrate Electra Grand Theatre for weekend event

Thumbnail for the video titled "Musicians return to celebrate Electra Grand Theatre for weekend event"

Saint Jo theater brings back roarin' '20s feel

Thumbnail for the video titled "Saint Jo theater brings back roarin' '20s feel"

New restaurant breaks ground in Wichita Falls

Thumbnail for the video titled "New restaurant breaks ground in Wichita Falls"

WFISD teacher solves translation issue with innovation

Thumbnail for the video titled "WFISD teacher solves translation issue with innovation"

Former Clinics of North Texas employee on probation again for fraud case

Thumbnail for the video titled "Former Clinics of North Texas employee on probation again for fraud case"

Humane Society of Wichita Co. in need of donations

Thumbnail for the video titled "Humane Society of Wichita Co. in need of donations"

Kellog's all together cereal

Thumbnail for the video titled "Kellog's all together cereal"

get paid to test out luxury homes

Thumbnail for the video titled "get paid to test out luxury homes"
Get FREE Text Alerts
Report It

Latest News

More Local News