The lines might be out the door, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens is playing just about everywhere on planet Earth this week. Turns out, the sci-fi epic is also playing on a screen a good bit further away, as well.
British astronaut Tim Peake confirmed that the film should make its way to the International Space Station, and they’ll actually get to see the flick on a newly installed projector screen. As for actually getting the movie there, communication to the ISS has come a long way these days, so mission control is more than capable of beaming some movies and TV shows into orbit. Movie night on the station is apparently Saturday, so they could fire up the latest addition a galaxy far, far away as early as next week.
It’s awesome to think that even the astronauts in orbit will get a chance to participate in this massive cultural touchstone. Just because they’re on the ISS doesn’t mean these folks have to be left out of all the cool stuff we’re doing down here. Excellent move by Disney to work this one out.
Needless to say — there’s not a more fitting blockbuster for these real-life space explorers.