Can the Events in 'Gravity' Really Happen?

ABC News' Carrie Halperin talks to astronaut Michael Massimino about the film.
2:27 | 10/03/13

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This weekend a blockbuster is born it's called gravity and it takes place in outer space sounds a little far fetched. But it's not ABC's Kerry helper and spoke to an astronaut who would know firsthand. Here we go we have to go over. 372. Miles above earth -- a standard mission disaster strikes. The -- destroyed. Leaving -- surviving -- that's tied to nothing and -- into the darkness. It's a subject of director of funds and insurance 3-D adventure. Gravity starring George Clooney and senator -- Aren't -- being hailed by many as a movie experience of the year. The only other time -- been brought this close to reality was when NASA released its IMAX documentary -- That go to open the doors. -- -- And this in New York city's intrepid air and space museum with astronaut Michael -- -- who was featured in humble. To get an expert opinion and how real movie -- to him. In the -- can only gravity movie of the Hubble space telescope is amazing I felt like I was there again somebody took a lot of time. To make it very very realistic. As far as you know the accuracy of the of the telescope and the shuttle and the space suits. And the views or are very very accurate to -- him up on on the big screen is just wonderful and you see the planet from a distance. You don't see borders and you get this sense of -- Of unification of or world. But the movie is more than just and moments as gravity takes -- -- -- wild ride. Tomorrow millions will get to see Hollywood's latest version of space but it's already getting -- review and -- man who's actually been there. -- Halperin ABC news New York. Pretty impressed critics love this movie -- I really do. I was getting ready to say hey you remember that movie open water where there's just a bunch of people in the water waiting to rescued and -- they outside and an -- day I was saying this movie is let out an outer space again really except that this is an amazingly. Visual new. And we don't know how to and obviously rotten tomatoes even in 97. Which is pretty huge how. That's incredible I actually want to see -- and a huge stars center located -- George Flint.

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