Brad Pitt asks about Chandrayaan 2 landing
When Brad Pitt called the International Space Station (ISS) Monday to talk to American astronaut Nick Hague, the conversation turned to Chandrayaan 2 also.
“The calluses on my feet have basically gone away because I don’t walk on the bottoms of my feet,” said Hague, who is currently living on the ISS with two other Americans, two Russians and an Italian.
“But now I have calluses across the top of my foot, around my big toe, because I’m constantly hanging on things with my big toe,” he added.
“That’s incredible to see,” said Pitt, who held the 20-minute video call via split-screen from NASA’s Washington headquarters.
The call, which was broadcast on NASA TV, was part of Pitt’s promotional tour for his upcoming film “Ad Astra”, in which he plays an astronaut sent on a dangerous mission at the edge of the solar system.
Pitt then asked about the pace of life aboard the ISS (the astronauts work from 7:30 in the morning to 7:30 at night), who controls the music (they said, “We take turns”).
“Did you watch the failed landing of an Indian Moon lander? Asked Pitt.
“No, unfortunately,” he replied.
Finally, the actor called on Hague’s extensive expertise to answer the most pressing question: “Who was more believable, Clooney (in the movie “Gravity”) or Pitt?”
“You were,” Hague said. “Absolutely.”
The Vikram lander was meant to make a soft and controlled landing near the South Pole of the moon, when it lost all communication with ground control, during the final stage of the descent on September 7.
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