'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Will Screen on the International Space Station
Published Dec 13, 2017The Rian Johnson-helmed Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to open in theatres this Friday, and for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the latest film to take place in a galaxy far, far away will be screened in their current outer space surroundings.
As Inverse reports, spaceflight reporter Robin Seemangal received confirmation from both Disney and NASA that the crew will be able to see the film in low Earth orbit.
"[I] can confirm the crew will be able to watch it on orbit," NASA public affairs officer Dan Huot told the site. "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."
Thom Yorke and Tommy Wiseau have also been getting into the Star Wars spirit before The Last Jedi hits theatres on December 15. We'll be interested to know what the astronauts think of the film, considering some original sequel plans were recently found to have been abandoned.