May 19th, 2009
04:44 PM ET

Video: Astronaut Film School?

Program Note: Tune in tonight to see more home videos from the astronauts on the space shuttle Atlantis on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

Commander Scott Altman and Mission Specialist Mike Massimino talk about filming the landing of the shuttle. Altman wants to make sure Massimino knows how to capture the landing.

Altman, a retired Navy F-14 fighter pilot is the commander of the current space shuttle Atlantis mission to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. He also doubled for the actors, including Cruise, during the Southern California shoot of the 1986 hit movie 'Top Gun.'


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  1. Annie Kate

    From a movie double to commander of a space shuttle – now that has to be an interesting few career moves. Wish them continued luck on their mission and am looking forward to hopefully seeing some of their film of the landing.

    May 19, 2009 at 5:51 pm |