Astronauts Congratulate Gravity Crew On Oscar Wins From Space

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March 4, 2014 | 11:16am EST

The cast and crew of hit sci-fi film Gravity have been sent congratulatory messages from space following the film’s triumph at the Oscars.
The drama, which stars Sandra Bullock as an astronaut, won seven Academy Awards, including Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron, at the glitzy Hollywood prizegiving on Sunday, and the story resonated with the team at the International Space Station.
Real life astronauts Michael S. Hopkins, Richard Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata sent a video message to the Gravity team to congratulate them on their Oscars glory.
In the film, which was shot onboard the space station, Hopkins performed multiple celebratory somersaults in zero gravity, while his colleagues praised the film’s “stunning visuals and stark imagery”.
NASA veteran Mike Massimino also recorded a video to congratulate the Gravity crew, along with Catherine ‘Cady’ Coleman, while representatives at the space agency said in a statement, “NASA congratulates everyone involved with producing the movie Gravity for all of the Oscar wins, especially Alfonso Cuaron for winning best director at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony.”
The videos were posted on NASA’s website.