Two Takes on the Orbital Mechanics in "Gravity"

Gravity Fact Check: What the Season's Big Movie Gets Wrong, Jeff Kluger, Time

"... the physics of moving about in space--thrusts requiring counterthrusts, spins requiring counterspins, the hideous reality that if you do go spiraling off into the void your rotation never, never stops--are all simulated beautifully, scarily and accurately."

NASA expert explains what the Gravity trailer gets wrong, Michael A. Interbartolo III, Blastr

"I am all for an entertaining movie, but when I go into a Michael Bay Armageddon movie I know to turn the brain off. This one tries to pass itself off as something more than that, but to me, it is the same flash and sizzle with a pretty lax understanding of orbital mechanics and spaceflight operations."

Keith's note: Michael Interbartolo actually does this space stuff for a living.

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