'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' will be screened at the ISS

James Marshall
December 17, 2017

The astronauts can download the episodes sent from the NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and watch them during their leisure time. "They typically get movies as digital files and can play them back on a laptop or a standard projector that is now aboard", Huot said.

While the world indulges in a Star Wars frenzy of sorts, the hardworking folk at the ends of the Earth will struggle to join in. Expedition 54 crew members, including NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, and soon Scott Tingle, look forward to watching the science fiction saga at their leisure while they're living and working aboard the orbiting laboratory that will enable human and robotic exploration of galaxies far, far away.

The ISS does not have a movie theatre but NASA equipped the station with a special projector screen and a high-definition projector to watch film and sports games.

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"I$3 can confirm the crew will be able to watch it on orbit", Dan Huot, NASA's Public Affairs Officer, told Inverse.

Practically, NASA is thinking that there is going to be a moment when Star Wars is not going to be a fantasy anymore.

This is not the first time that astronauts see a movie in space. As scientists send objects further and further away from home-base, they need communication and NASA said their Deep Space Network is better than the communication on the imaginary Galactic Republic, the ancient interplanetary government in the Star Wars universe.

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