Brad Pitt calls ISS: ‘Did you spot Indian moon lander?’
Hollywood actor Brad Pitt had a question for Nasa astronaut Nick Hague, currently posted at the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday. Pitt wanted to know if Hague had seen India’s Chandrayaan II lander Vikram land on the moon.
Pitt, who plays an astronaut in his upcoming space drama “Ad Astra”, sat down for a conversation with Hague, an American astronaut who went to space in March 2019 on 59th expedition to the ISS. Hague, a colonel in the US Air Force, is part of a team stationed at ISS in the low Earth orbit.
A videograb shows actor Brad Pitt (L), who palys an astronaut in his upcoming movie, speaking to Nick Hague abroad the ISS on Monday from Nasa headquarters in Washington
In a conversation that lasted 20 minutes, Pitt asked Hague a range of questions: from
what it was like to live in space, to who controls the jam box. The conversation was broadcast live on Nasa TV. The space agency also shared a link of the conversation from its official Twitter handle. The dialogue was also meant to generate more awareness around space exploration programmes.
During the conversation, Pitt asked, “I got to go to JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) last week and it was on the day when India was landing on the moon and the United States were assisting them in that effort. Could you see that from where you are?” “No, unfortunately, I along with the rest of the crew had to follow along with the news reports,” Hague replied.
On September 7, Isro lost communication with Vikram lander minutes before touchdown. It has been trying to reestablish contact since then.
In its tweet at 9pm on Monday, Nasa tweeted: “LIVE NOW: There’s an incoming call … from space! @AstroHague is talking to #AdAstra actor Brad Pitt about what it’s like to live and work aboard the @Space_Station. Watch.”
In the end, Pitt had an acting question for Hague, who had watched “Ad Astra” in a pre-screening. “Nick, last question, and I need to call on your expertise. Who was more believable: Clooney (in Gravity) or Pitt?” he asked. “You were, absolutely,” answered Hague. Elon
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