Buzz Aldrin Comments on Space Thriller Gravity
Buzz Aldrin made his name in the ’60s as the second man to walk on the moon as well as one of the first to float in space. The retired astronaut—who is now 83 years old—gave his opinion on the new outer-space thriller Gravity.
Aldrin commented to the Hollywood Reporter that he was “so extravagantly impressed by the portrayal of the reality of zero gravity.” He noted that the way Gravity showed the process as well as the space station filmmakers used were realistic.
“I was happy to see someone moving around the spacecraft the way George Clooney was,” he said. “It really points out the degree of confusion and bumping into people, and when the tether gets caught, you’re going to be pulled — I think the simulation of the dynamics was remarkable.”
However, Aldrin added that he and his cohort of astronauts were “probably not as lighthearted” as Clooney and Sandra Bullock, who starred in Gravity.
Regardless, he said that he believed “this movie couldn’t have come at a better time to really stimulate the public” given its recent loss of focus on advancements in space technology and exploration.