Samantha Cristoforetti, resident of the International Space Station, is clearly having fun aboard the orbiting outpost and takes a moment from her busy schedule to recreate a moment from the 2013 space movie heaviness.
A picture shared by Cristoforetti (below) shows the European Space Agency astronaut striking a pose that perfectly recreates a moment in the hit film in which Dr. Stone, played by Sandra Bullock, makes her way through the station. Cristoforetti even arranged for the scene from the film to be shown on a screen directly above her.
It’s a big effort, although one of the main differences between the two images is the condition of Bullock’s hair, which stays perfectly in place. Guess there’s no such thing as microgravity in a Hollywood studio.
The hair situation didn’t escape Cristoforetti either: “Hey, Dr. Stone! Quick question for you. How did you keep your hair staying?” the Italian astronaut joked.
— Samantha Cristoforetti (@AstroSamantha) June 19, 2022
Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly responded to the post with a tweet revealing how he missed a chance to get the same shot while watching during his ISS mission alongside Cristoforetti seven years ago heaviness on the same screen.
“One of my biggest regrets of my year in space was watching #GravityMovie and seeing @AstroSamantha float past the screen after her workout and not being able to get to the camera fast enough,” Kelly said. “I was so disappointed at the time, but now everything is fine. Thank you, Samantha!”
One of my biggest regrets of my year in space was watching #GravityMovie and have @AstroSamantha Hovering past the screen after a workout and not getting to the camera fast enough. Here the original photo failed. So disappointed but everything is fine now. Thanks, Samantha! https://t.co/4Av29VmDNl pic.twitter.com/XRJA21jjCA
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) June 19, 2022
While astronauts aboard the space station spend most of their time conducting scientific research and planning and executing spacewalks for maintenance and upgrades, crews also take time to relax and have a little fun. Gazing out at Earth’s mesmerizing landscape from the station’s seven-window cupola module is a favorite pastime. Birthdays are always celebrated too, and occasionally crews just come up with some wacky ideas aimed at entertaining earthlings and themselves.
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