The force is with them.
Astronauts are arguably some of the biggest sci-fi fans in the world. But what happens when the biggest movie of the year comes out and some astronaut's are out of the world?
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" comes out in Earth-bound theaters on December 15, but our hardworking NASA astronauts won't be left behind and at-risk of spoilers. NASA revealed it will screen the film aboard the International Space Station:
I received confirmation from Disney and NASA sources that the crew aboard the International Space Station will be screening Star Wars: The Last Jedi.— Robin Seemangal (@nova_road) December 12, 2017
More details soon.
"[I] can confirm the crew will be able to watch it on orbit. 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." said NASA Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot in a statement to Inverse.
This obviously won't be the first movie screened aboard the ISS. Here's the list of every movie astronauts have watched in low-earth orbit, including a lot of Star Trek and Star Wars.