December 15, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Will Be Screened In Space, Confirms NASA

by Neha Monga

The much-awaited film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi that released on December 14, will be screened in the International Space Station (ISS).

According to a NASA official, the latest Star Wars flick will be screened for the astronauts orbiting a few hundred miles above the surface of the Earth.

The news was first reported by Robin Seemangal, a spaceflight reported, on Twitter.

“I received confirmation from Disney and NASA sources that the crew aboard the International Space Station will be screening Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” he wrote.

Confiring that the film will be shown in English, as all crew members aboard the ISS speak both English and Russian, NASA spokesperson Dan Hout told Inverse that there is no specific timetable as yet as to when the film copies will actually reach the astronauts.

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“[I] can confirm the crew will be able to watch it on orbit,” Hout told Inverse. “Don’t have a definitive timeline yet. They typically get movies as digital files and can play them back on a laptop or a standard projector that is currently aboard.”

It is possible that the movie will be sent inside the SpaceX dragon capsule that’s headed to the ISS this week, the report said.

While the diehard Star Wars have bought their tickets weeks in advance and are queueing up outside the theatres, their experience of watching the movie on earth will be nothing compared to the astronauts who will be watching it floating hundreds of miles above Earth.

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