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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Gravity...

Alfonso Cuarón's space disaster thriller GRAVITY won the most Oscars of any film at the 86th annual Academy Awards...held in Hollywood, CA, on March 2, 2014.
Photo courtesy of Gravity - Facebook.com

In honor of Gravity winning the most Oscars of any film during the 86th annual Academy Awards tonight, NASA marked the occasion by tweeting actual photos taken in space under the hashtag #RealGravity on Twitter. This public relations effort paid off...with each of the images posted (five of them are shown below) getting retweeted by thousands of people during the Oscar telecast. Gravity won seven Academy Awards...with Alfonso Cuarón taking home the trophy for Best Director, and his critically-acclaimed sci-fi hit winning for Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects. However, like 1995's Apollo 13 before it, Gravity was the latest space-themed movie to fall short of winning Best Picture—with that honor going to Steve McQueen's historical epic, 12 Years A Slave.

The Hubble Space Telescope is placed inside space shuttle Atlantis' payload bay by the crew members of mission STS-125, on May 13, 2009.
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Astronaut Steven L. Smith works on the Hubble Space Telescope (not visible here) during shuttle mission STS-125.
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Strapped to a Manned Maneuvering Unit, Bruce McCandless II floats away from space shuttle Challenger during mission STS-41B in 1984.
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A night view of Australia as seen from aboard the International Space Station.
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The Sun shines over the Russian segment of the International Space Station.
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