Watch Brad Pitt ask ISS astronaut about India’s mission to the Moon

Brad Pitt in conversation with International Space Station (ISS) astronaut, Nick HaugeNASA TV

  • Brad Pitt asked ISS astronaut, Nick Hauge, about India’s mission to soft land on the Moon.
  • Pitt also disclosed that he was at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the time of the moon landing.
  • Astronauts aboard the ISS did not have a view of the lunar lander as it landed.
Hollywood actor, Brad Pitt, was recently in conversation with Nick Hague, the American astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

And, one of Pitt’s first questions for Hague was — Could you see India landing on the Moon from the ISS?

In fact, Pitt was at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on the day that India was making its attempt to soft land on the Moon.

The ISS astronauts, unfortunately, did not have a view. “So I, along with the rest of the crew, had to follow along with the news reports,” said Hauge during the NASA TV broadcast.

“It’s one of those things where international cooperation is so important because up here, space is hard,” he explained.

After the Chandrayaan 2’s lunar lander, Vikram, fell silent on 7 September 2019 when something went wrong during the final seconds of its descent, NASA tried to contact it by sending radio frequencies from its end.

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is also scheduled to fly over the landing site today. The apex space agency has stated that they will be sharing the images with the global community so that ISRO can ascertain what went wrong — and what went right — with the mission.

The interview was a part of Pitt’s promotional tour for his upcoming release Ad Astra. He plays an astronaut in the movie who has been sent to the edge of the solar system on a mission for Earth.


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