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Brad Pitt to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station about Artemis Program

16 Sep 2019, 07:15 UTC
Brad Pitt to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station about Artemis Program
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Brad Pitt in “Ad Astra.” (Credit; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

WASHINGTON, DC (NASA PR) — As NASA prepares to send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024 under the Artemis program, Brad Pitt is playing an astronaut in his latest film. Now the actor will have the opportunity to discuss what it’s truly like to live and work in space with a NASA crew member living aboard the International Space Station.

Pitt’s Earth-to-space call will air live at 11:35 a.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 16 on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA astronaut Nick Hague will answer questions from the actor. For nearly 20 years, astronauts have continuously lived and work on the International Space Station, testing technologies, performing science and developing the skills needed to explore farther from Earth.

In Ad Astra, which Hague and his Expedition 60 crewmates recently
watched during their downtime aboard the orbiting laboratory, Pitt
travels across the solar system, including to the Moon and Mars. Without
providing spoilers, the parallels between the movie and the current
state of human spaceflight stop there, making the film more science
fiction than reality. However, ...

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