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October 8th, 2013
01:33 AM ET

A rocket scientist weighs in on the movie "Gravity"

Bobak Ferdowsi is best known as mohawk sporting flight director on the Mars mission. He joined the AC360 Later panel to talk about whether the new movie "Gravity" is true to life.

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  1. Dan

    I liked his response. Most of the engineers that I know tend to really analyze movies when it's on their area of expertise. Some of these errors may be so glaring (to them) that it takes them out of the movie. That or they just want to show off their knowledge. =) I'm curious to know if other professions are critical about movies, too. Say, police seeing crime scene investigators totally contaminating a scene or some such.

    October 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm |
  2. Nathan White

    During Bullock's re-entry there would be significant deceleration. In terms of many G forces. So, it would be impossible for a pen to be floating about the cabinet. The pen, and everything else, Bullock included, would be pinned to the "hot" side of the capsule. Bullock being secure in her seat, of course. Still, in the movie, a pen is idyllically floating around without a care in the world.... Hmmmmm

    October 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm |
  3. Robert Pridgen

    Oh please....and the wheels on the carriages spin backwards in Gone With The Wind. It's Hollywood.

    October 8, 2013 at 7:36 pm |

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