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NASA Astronaut Looks Back at ‘Gravity’: It’s Harmful for Girls Who Want to Go to Space

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While reviewing recent space films like “Interstellar” and “Ad Astra,” NASA astronaut Chris Hadfield ripped into Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar winner.

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NASA astronaut Chris Hadfield has been to space three times, has participated in two space walks, and has served as the commander of the International Space Station. Hadfield joined Vanity Fair this week to review space films such as Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” James Gray’s “Ad Astra,” and Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” but no movie is the object of the astronaut’s scorn as much as Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity.” Hadfield admits Cuarón’s 2013 Oscar winner boasts great visual effects and a magnificent depiction of a space walk in its opening scene, but that’s about it when it comes to praise. Much of “Gravity” is “so far from reality that I want to turn my head,” Hadfield says in the video below.

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Hadfield’s first major criticism is how extremely “Gravity” violates the laws of physics. Take the scene where a satellite crashes into the International Space Station. “The satellite goes whizzing by at about maybe 120 miles per hour,” the astronaut says. “The real satellites are going 5 miles a second, 17-and-a-half thousand miles an hour. How that satellite in the film is going by where you can identify what it is [makes no sense].”

An even more egregious physics error occurs when Sandra Bullock’s character detaches herself from a mechanical arm that has broken off the space station. “When she releases her little strap, she flies away in a whole new direction as if there was some force on Sandra that wasn’t on the arm,” Hadfield says. “How come she has a different gravity than the arm does?”

Hadfield can look past scientific errors for the sake of cinema, but what he can’t forgive “Gravity” for is depicting behavior that isn’t true to real astronauts. As he explains, “Everyone on the crew, the dialogue, they’re all yelling back to Houston as if Houston is going to help them right here. George Clooney is asking permission to go help Sandra Bullock. It’s not astronaut behavior. It’s not logical behavior. It’s so execrable from actual, practical realities of space flight.”

The movie’s depiction of Bullock’s character, Dr. Ryan Stone, is unforgivable. Hadfield says, “The most experienced astronaut in American history is a woman, it’s Peggy Whitson. In this movie, Sandra Bullock has only been an astronaut for less than a year. When she’s faced with a problem, she’s panicking and has no idea what to do. George Clooney is driving around like some sort of space cowboy and he’s the only one who has any idea what’s going on. I think it set back a little girl’s vision of what a woman astronaut can be an entire generation.”

Hadfield continues, “Sandra Bullock did a great job of portraying the character in the movie but the character that they wrote for her was disappointing. That’s what I would’ve changed. Get it to represent what astronauts are really like and then build the story around that. Don’t just make it the perils of [this woman] and she needs George Clooney to magically save the day and tell her what book to open to do the right thing.”

Watch Hadfield’s full Vanity Fair interview on space movies in the video below.

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Kim and Kourtney Kardashian come to blows in full “reality”

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The followers of the family Kardashian already aware of the friction between the sisters Kim and Kourtney. This time, however, a discussion came too far. In an episode of his reality, Keeping Up With the Kardashiansboth were involved in a discussions that were climbing up to come to blows.

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The relationship between the Kardashians started to deteriorate some months ago, when Kourtney decided to leave the reality that takes 18 seasons, but as the wife of Kanye West did not like anything. For that reason, Kourtney, who now says that he wants to dedicate himself to his family life, and Kim, who wants to continue with the program, staged one of the most critical periods since the beginning of the program.

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In the uncomfortable scene in the united States was last night in your program, the sisters, in the presence of Kendall and Khloé, they start pushing and end to the strikes.

“Do you think that I want to be in this negative environment all the days of my life?”, he told Kourtney all her sisters. “It’s torture”.

After the discussion, Khloé was very surprised with what happened. “Kim and I are really anodadas for how things escalated so fast. We don’t know where it comes from all of this. We know that there has been friction recently, but I don’t think any of us know that it was so strong. It is truly amazing that you have gone so far,” he said.

After you get to know the images of the fight, Kourtney Kardashian released a press statement where he sought to make it clear that they will no longer be part of the reality. “It is hard for me to see these first two episodes, but it is in these darkest moments where it reaches the overcoming. I finally had the courage to change what no longer was bringing me happiness and put my time and energy on what is. So choose happiness!”, he wrote in his account of Instagram.

For his part, Kim was invited to the program virtual of Jimmy Fallon, and explained that the level of violence surprised everyone, especially his mother Kris Jenner. He explained that what sparked the anger was the lack of clarity of his sister, who had not expressed his decision to leave and was on the set of reluctantly.

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Josh Horowitz Launches Digital Interview Series ‘Stir Crazy’ (Exclusive)

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The first episode features Will Arnett, with upcoming guests including Ricky Gervais, Ed Helms, Dan Levy and Ben Schwartz.

Inspired by this unusual time of social distancing and home isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic, Josh Horowitz is launching a digital interview series aptly titled Stir Crazy.

The show will offer lively and humorous chats between Horowitz — who is holed up in his New York apartment — and various entertainers who join him via a remote video connection. Will Arnett kicks off the series as the first guest.

Upcoming stars include Dan Levy, Josh Hutcherson, Ed Helms, Ricky Gervais and Ben Schwartz. To keep his guests from going stir crazy, Horowitz will utilize games like Charades and I Spy. 

Known for his work as an MTV News correspondent, Horowitz also runs the Happy Sad Confused podcast and hosts scripted sketch comedy series After Hours on Comedy Central.

Amid his own quarantine, Horowitz has been vocal on social media about his experience at home, sometimes giving comedic anecdotes. “Quarantine Josh eats grilled cheese. Otherwise I’m pretty much the same,” he tweeted Friday. On other occasions, he has asked his followers to list their favorite comfort movie and to pick the best of two rom-com film options, such as Nora Ephron’s Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail

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Stir Crazy launches Friday at 1 p.m. PT on Comedy Central’s YouTube and Facebook pages. New episodes will post twice weekly Tuesday and Thursday. 

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