Amid the great reviews pouring in from fans and critics alike, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, will also be available where films are more of a luxury than anything else. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will be getting the opportunity to see the next chapter of the epic, science fiction saga up there among the stars, as the movie should be watched. A long time from now in a space station far, far away…
Astronauts will be able to watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi as they orbit the Earth hundreds of miles above our planet’s beautiful surface. The movie will be available to them via their laptops or a projector aboard the ISS. Reporter Robin Seemangal tweeted the awesome news last night. Furthermore, a NASA spokesperson confirmed the plans to Inverse.
I received confirmation from Disney and NASA sources that the crew aboard the International Space Station will be screening Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
More details soon.
— Robin Seemangal (@nova_road) December 12, 2017
“[I] can confirm the crew will be able to watch it on orbit. [I] 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,” NASA Public Officer Dan Huot told Inverse.
Astronauts aboard the ISS are no strangers to being able to view films as they orbit the Earth; their library of movies includes over 500 different titles. From Gravity to 2001: A Space Odyssey, there are plenty of movies that are, as you can imagine, based in space. The problem is: NASA nor astronauts know when they’ll get access to Star Wars: The Last Jedi; so, let’s do them (and the world) a favor and not spoil anything over Twitter, Facebook, or any other social media outlet. Maybe if we do them that one courtesy they’ll their share photos of the Earth that prove the planet is a sphere and not flat like a map.