“Star Wars” fans gather at the film premiere in London on Tuesday, and soon, astronauts will get to it in the space.
It may not be a galaxy far, far away. But it is quite far.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will be shown to the astronauts on board the International Space Station, a NASA official told Inverse on Tuesday.
I got the confirmation from Disney and NASA sources that the crew on board the International Space Station will be screening Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
More details soon.
— Robin Seemangal (@nova_road) 12 December 2017
Robin Seemangal, a space reporter, broke the news on Twitter.
The crew on board the space station, which is now in a low Earth orbit (an altitude of 1200 km or less above the Earth), will be able to look at the space adventure film while literally hurling through space, the Inverse has been reported.
The eighth film in the “Star Wars” – series premiere Saturday in Los Angeles.
The tuxedo-clad princes walked the red carpet at London’s Royal Albert Hall for the film premiere in London on Tuesday.
“The Last Jedi” had its European premiere Tuesday, where Prince William and Prince Harry, a member of the cast.
Dan Huot, a NASA public affairs officer, told Inverse that they do not have “a definitive timeline” for when the astronauts will be watching the movie.
Also, this is cool. pic.twitter.com/X0mSEknJp1
— Robin Seemangal (@nova_road) December 13, 2017
“They mostly for movies as digital files and can play them on a laptop or a default projector that is currently on board,” he said.
Taking extra time for the team to conduct full inspections and cleanings by the detection of particles in the 2nd stage of the fuel system. Now focused on CRS-13 launch from SLC-40 on Dec. 15. The next launch opportunity would not be earlier than the end of December.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 13, 2017
Inverse speculates that the film will be sent within the SpaceX Dragon capsule from the launch of the space station on Friday.
The latest installment of the billion-dollar Disney franchise, is in theaters this weekend.