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ISS Astronauts Congratulate Gravity on Academy Awards

ABOARD INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION -- Movie goers weren't the only ones to flip over the film "Gravity." Real-life astronauts loved it too!
ABOARD INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION -- Movie goers weren't the only ones to flip over the film "Gravity."  Real-life astronauts loved it too!

Three astronauts on board the International Space Station, including Missouri's Mike Hopkins, beamed down a video message celebrating the film's success.

Hopkins: "Up here, 260 miles above the Earth we know a little bit about gravity and the lack of gravity."

Koichi Wakata  "We took some time from our schedule to watch the movie Gravity here on the Space Station and was struck by the stunning visuals and stark imagery the movie depicted.

Rick Mastracchio: "Of course, nothing beats the real thing here in space, but we want to congratulate the entire production and directing team and the stars of Gravity for the honors they have earned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in bringing this ultimate and extreme environments to movie goers around the world. Well done."

"Gravity" picked up seven Oscars on Sunday, including best director, visual effects and sound mixing.

Mike Hopkins, a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, was born in Lebanon, Missouri and grew up on a farm near Richland, Missouri.  He attended School of the Osage High School at Lake of the Ozarks, then went to the University of Illinois and Stanford.    More about Mike 

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