The NASA take on 'Gravity'

An astronaut and a former space-station director consider the reality of the film's dangers

By Andrew Grant, 17:00 PM September 29, 2013

In Alfonso CuarĂ³n’s new thriller Gravity, Sandra Bullock plays a reluctant astronaut who wants to complete her space walk to repair an instrument as quickly as possible. Her plans are foiled by a series of terrifying events that have surely crossed the minds of astronauts and space junkies. The stunning 3-D cinematography gives viewers the feeling of being in space and fuels the feeling of helplessness. Here are some challenges Bullock’s character faces (spoiler alert) and their likelihood o...

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