Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened nationwide in theaters this week and fans from all over are flocking to be among the first to see the brand new film. In addition to opening around the country, the new film is also actually heading to space.
Entertainment Weekly confirmed that NASA will be streaming the film for astronauts who are currently on board the International Space Station at some point in the near future. The news was originally revealed by space reporter Robin Smeemangal via her Twitter page.
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
NASA confirmed to EW that flight crews typically receive the films as digital files which allows them to then watch the films via a laptop or even an onboard film projector.
How cool would it be to watch Star Wars in space? Have you seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet? If you have, what are your thoughts on the film? We want to hear from you in the comment section below!
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