• Samantha Cristoforetti, 45, tried on the shoes with fabric fasteners aboard the International Space Station
  • She shared the impressive video on social media, showing that it actually works
  • Cristoforetti is quite active in sharing what life is like aboard the ISS on social media

Ever wondered if those iconic microgravity shoes from "2001: A Space Odyssey" would ever come to reality? Wonder no more because an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) had you covered.

New ISS Commander, Samantha Cristoforetti, has always been keen on sharing what life is like aboard the ISS. Now, she has shared something rather special that will certainly excite sci-fi fans, particularly those who love the iconic film, "2001: A Space Odyssey."

"I had to know...can you really walk in space with Velcro shoes? Coming soon," Cristoforetti tweeted on Oct. 7.

She appears to have been referring to a rather interesting moment in the film wherein a flight attendant aboard the Pan Am spaceplane walks on a round wall while wearing shoes with fabric fasteners to stay on the ground in microgravity. One can see the original scene in the video below.

As promised, Cristoforetti shared a follow-up, saying "Turns out, yes, you can walk with Velcro shoes. Slowly, very very slowly." She called it "2022 A Space Odyssey."

In the video shared on Twitter, Cristoforetti is indeed seen walking along a round wall, just like the flight attendant in the film. She even completed the recreation of the scene with classical background music.

Her followers certainly enjoyed the video, calling it "brilliant" and "beyond epic," while it prompted others to want to watch the movie again.

Even before sharing this iconic video, the 45-year-old has shown quite a knack for engaging people on social media.

For instance, she previously shared a video on how to handle menstruation in space. She was also the first person to make a TikTok video from the ISS.

Cristoforetti continues to share various interesting content on the platform, from stunning videos of Earth and space yoga, to how CPR works in space. As of writing, the astronaut has amassed more than 700,000 followers.

Currently on her second mission to the ISS called the Minerva Mission, Cristoforetti supported various international experiments, performed her first spacewalk, and recently became the first European woman to become the commander of the ISS.

According to the ESA, the Minerva Mission will soon end "with Samantha's return to Earth."

2001: Space Odyssey (1968)
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(This article was updated to remove references to Velcro, except in the quotes/tweets. A legal representative for Velcro Companies clarified it does not manufacture shoes or license the VELCRO trademark for use on shoes.)