1 Ars Technicast, Episode 35: We step out into Gravity’s space on Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:25 am
Spoiler Alert: In this episode, we go into detail about some key plot points from the film Gravity. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve been forewarned.
Senior Reviews Editor Lee Hutchinson still hasn’t seen the full film Gravity. Social Editor Cesar Torres has already seen it, and between the two of them, they dissect movie's representation of space exploration. Is it scientifically accurate? Is it good movie-making? Well, Lee has at least seen the trailer already. In fact, he saw it with Zeb Scoville, the EVA task group lead at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston, Texas. The NBL is an astronaut training facility that prepares astronauts for work in outer space.
Here at Ars, we’ve done plenty of coverage on the science of gravity and space. You can check out our original Zeb Scoville interview or take a look at our hands-on piece inside the NBL by former worker Terry Dunn. And if you want to geek out over what happens when debris floats in space, you can revisit our article the subject.
Have you seen the film yet? We want to hear your perspective on what it accomplished. Share your thoughts with us in the comments. And don't worry, Lee's on his way to a theater to check it out.]