What Really Happens if You Float Away In Space?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney's highly anticipated sci-fi thriller finally hits theaters this week. Featuring the lone actors, "Gravity" is about astronauts marooned in space after an accident damages their shuttle.

But what really happens when an astronaut floats off into space? How realistic are the spacesuits? And does NASA even have safeguards in place to help astronauts who are floating away?

The Takeaway is joined by Erik Sofge, a contributing writer to Popular Science. Specializing in space, science and technology, Sofge has extensively researched space suits and survival.

Guests:

Erik Sofge

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]

Chaz from Oswego, OR

I can't wait for Gravity!

I'm also looking forward to The Loony movie, based on the novel, which I read is in production now! It is a fascinating story I hope will translate well to the screen.

Oct. 04 2013 12:34 PM

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