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USA: 'Who controls the jam box?'- Brad Pitt to NASA astronaut on ISS

United States, Washington DC
September 17, 2019 at 00:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

US actor Brad Pitt, who plays astronaut Roy McBride in the upcoming film 'Ad Astra', chatted with NASA astronaut Nick Hague on board the International Space Station (ISS), speaking from the NASA headquarters in Washington DC on Friday.

"And now that I have you all the way up at the space station, let's talk about me. How did we do? How was our zero-G?" joked Pitt, referring to his film that opens in US theaters on Friday.

Hague responded, "It was really good, and the depictions, the settings - all, as you can tell, look very similar to the type of setting you've got, you know, I've got around me. I got to imagine it was a lot easier for me to kind of enjoy the zero-G than it was you, whether it was CGI or hooked to strings."

The actor went on to ask Hague about life in space, including challenges for the body in the zero-G, the astronauts' workday, their sleeping schedule and missing the loved ones. "The most important question. Who controls the jam box?" inquired Pitt.

"We have a rotating playlist, we take turns," answered Hague, adding that listening to "some traditional music from Russia over dinner is a nice change, exposure, and it helps us really appreciate that international feel that the crew has."

Pitt ended the conversation with what seemed to be another burning question, "I need to call on your expertise. Who was more believable, Clooney or Pitt?" referring to US actor George Clooney, who starred in the 2013 space film 'Gravity'. "You were, absolutely," said the NASA astronaut, chuckling.

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US actor Brad Pitt, who plays astronaut Roy McBride in the upcoming film 'Ad Astra', chatted with NASA astronaut Nick Hague on board the International Space Station (ISS), speaking from the NASA headquarters in Washington DC on Friday.

"And now that I have you all the way up at the space station, let's talk about me. How did we do? How was our zero-G?" joked Pitt, referring to his film that opens in US theaters on Friday.

Hague responded, "It was really good, and the depictions, the settings - all, as you can tell, look very similar to the type of setting you've got, you know, I've got around me. I got to imagine it was a lot easier for me to kind of enjoy the zero-G than it was you, whether it was CGI or hooked to strings."

The actor went on to ask Hague about life in space, including challenges for the body in the zero-G, the astronauts' workday, their sleeping schedule and missing the loved ones. "The most important question. Who controls the jam box?" inquired Pitt.

"We have a rotating playlist, we take turns," answered Hague, adding that listening to "some traditional music from Russia over dinner is a nice change, exposure, and it helps us really appreciate that international feel that the crew has."

Pitt ended the conversation with what seemed to be another burning question, "I need to call on your expertise. Who was more believable, Clooney or Pitt?" referring to US actor George Clooney, who starred in the 2013 space film 'Gravity'. "You were, absolutely," said the NASA astronaut, chuckling.

Mandatory Credit: NASA TV

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