Brad Pitt traded laughs on Monday (Sep 16) in a call to the International Space Station with a NASA astronaut, who somersaulted during the zero-gravity interview ahead of this week’s release of the actor’s new film, the space thriller Ad Astra. Pitt peppered astronaut Nick Hague with dozens of questions about what life was like in space from NASA’s famed Mission Control Center in Houston. "Most important question: Who controls the jam box?" Pitt asked, referring to the space station’s music. "We have a rotating playlist, we take turns. And it's nice because we have the international flair as well," Hague replied. "Getting to hear some traditional music from Russia over dinner is a nice change, exposure." Pitt plays astronaut Roy McBride, who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father, confronting a mystery along the way that threatens humanity's existence back on Earth. Ad Astra – whose Latin title means “to the stars” – opens in US theatres on Friday. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was given an early copy of the movie’s script to provide visual and technical expertise, according to its film and TV liaison, Bert Ulrich. Detailed images of Mars from NASA's… Read full this story
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