Brad Pitt on Monday night (September 16) made a call to his friend, American astronaut Nick Hague at the International Space Station (ISS) enquiring about the Indian moon lander – Chandrayaan 2 while asking about what it’s like to live and work aboard the Space Station.
The twenty-minute video call was broadcast on NASA TV and was a part of Brad Pitt’s upcoming movie Ad Astra promotion tour. Brad Pitt’s upcoming movie Ad Astra is based on an astronaut who is on a deadly mission and is at the edge of the solar system.
Amongst the many questions, Pitt also asked if the astronauts up there at the station were able to watch the landing of Indian Moon lander – Chandrayaan 2. To which Hague replied, “No, unfortunately … I along with the rest of the crew had to just follow the news report…”
Asked about the working schedule abroad in the ISS, Hague said that the astronauts work from 7:30 in the morning to 7:30 at night.
The actor also asked about his movie Zero-G, to which astronaut Hague replied, “It was really good, depictions, and the settings, all you managed for the movie looks somewhat similar to my settings around here.”
However, Pitt humorously said the movie’s spaceship “was a bit cleaner than the station” and they both had a hearty laugh at that.
“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.
Finally, the actor called on Hague’s extensive expertise to answer his last question: “Who was more believable, Clooney (in the movie “Gravity”) or Pitt?” “You were,” Hague said, “Absolutely.”
The conversation ended with both the heroes thanking each other for their contributions in their own fields.