The movie Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney definitely has adventure and drama, but what about the science? Does the movie accurately portray what it’s like to be an astronaut in space?
Each week, Seeker’s “Bad Science” podcast brings together a scientist and a comedian to examine the science in popular movies and TV shows and discuss what is scientifically accurate and what is not.
Last week’s Bad Science episode featured ISS National Lab Associate Program Scientist Liz Warren and San Francisco-based comedian Nicole Calasich to pick apart the science of Gravity and discuss their perspectives on the movie. In the episode, Warren talks about what it’s actually like in space and what it takes to become an astronaut.