Corrected entry: Space debris from an exploded satellite orbiting the earth catches up with Ryan every 90 minutes (as she goes from the Explorer to the ISS to the Chinese space station, all roughly at the same altitude). This is physically impossible. To do this, the debris would have to be traveling fast enough to catch up with the orbiting space stations every 90 minutes. However, objects orbiting at different speeds must travel at different altitudes. The faster the orbit, the lower the altitude. So it would be impossible for the debris to "catch up" with the space stations three times. Even if the two were moving in opposite directions, they would collide once every 45 minutes, as the ISS' orbit period is 90 minutes.
Corrected entry: In the Soyuz capsule, Ryan attempts to break the parachute stuck to the station off the capsule. After she gives up, Ryan switches off a beeping alarm and says "Great." To Ryan's left (or viewer's right), there is a sticky note visible and a pen visible. The note is reflected in the window, but the pen isn't.
Corrected entry: Following Matt and Ryan's bumpy arrival at, and near departure from the ISS, the parachute lines holding Ryan attached to the station are visible around her leg. A moment later however, when Matt releases the tether between them, she springs back toward the station and the lines have completely disappeared.stevewaclo
Corrected entry: There are several scenes which depict space debris reaching the astronauts' location, with catastrophic results. While the impact of these collisions are probably realistic, it's highly improbable that this debris would be visible (you can spot many objects approaching, missing or hitting Sandra and George's location) mainly because of their ultra high speed relative to the astronauts' area. Remember, we are talking about orbits with speeds in the order of several 10k's of km/h.
Corrected entry: When Stone makes it to the Chinese station, it is experiencing reentry. This is nothing but a drama-making mistake, as the station would have needed to have been actively boosted down/slowed down for it to have been a deliberate deorbit, or have had its navigation completely neglected for months or years for its orbit to decay to that point. In either of these two cases, it could not have been orbiting at a fixed position with the otherwise-stable ISS.
Corrected entry: When the fire in the ISS starts, Ryan picks up a fire extinguisher and tries to put out the fire. The effect of the fire extinguisher pushes her backwards and she ends up hitting the back of her head on the wall, yet a cut appears on the side of her face, despite not getting hit in the face. This cut had nothing to do with the fire.
Corrected entry: When Ryan mentions her daughter, and Matt turns off his music, he hold up his right arm and looks in the mirror, but the shot of the mirror itself is on his left hand.
Corrected entry: When Sandra reaches the Soyuz space capsule she turns the oxygen 'on' by turning the red knobs counter-clockwise. When she turns the oxygen off she turned the knobs clockwise. But when she turns the oxygen back on she turns the knobs clockwise again.
Corrected entry: When Ryan is in the Soyuz capsule, several items are seen inside the capsule. For example, sticky notes, pens, guides to using the capsule, fire extinguisher, etc. When Ryan discovers she needs to get rid of the parachute in order for the Soyuz capsule to leave, Ryan puts on a space suit, opens the airlock and removes the ropes connecting to the parachute. After the debris storm, Ryan returns to the Soyuz capsule and it can be noticed all of the items are still there inside the capsule. Wouldn't these items have been sucked into the vacuum of space when Ryan released the airlock earlier on? After all, there is nothing restraining them.
Corrected entry: Outside on her spacewalk Bullock has a watch over her suit. Inside after she removes the spacesuit, she is watchless while moving through the ISS (wearing the T-shirt and shorts) then suddenly it appears on her wrist again.