NASA congratulates `Gravity` for Oscar wins (watch video)

By Salome Phelamei | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 19:33

Zee Media Bureau/Salome Phelamei

Washington: Even as Alfonso Cuarón`s `Gravity` ruled the 86th Academy Awards Ceremony night with seven Oscar awards, NASA congratulated the filmmakers as well as honoured the film by releasing some breathtaking pictures resembling clips from the movie.

Praising Alfonso Cuarón for winning “Best Director” at the Oscars, which was held on March 2, 2014, NASA also lauded everyone involved in the film for bringing the life in space to the common man.

Out of 10 award nominations, the film won 7 Academy Awards for Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.
Directed, co-written, co-produced and co-edited by Alfonso Cuarón, `Gravity` is a 3D science-fiction thriller and space drama film. The movie stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts involved in the mid-orbit destruction of a space shuttle and their attempt to return to Earth.

The movie depicts how NASA actively works to protect its astronauts and space vehicles from the dangers. Be it space-walking, decompression or fire within the space station, NASA`s ground crews and astronauts are prepared to combat such issues.

Before filming the movie, Sandra Bullock was elaborated by Expedition 26 astronaut Cady Coleman on what it’s like living and moving about in microgravity as her role involved that.

“I told her that I had long hair, and if you pulled a hair out and pushed it against something, you could move yourself across the space station. That`s how little force it takes,” said Coleman.

Watch the video below astronauts congratulating `Gravity`

First Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 19:33

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