Astronauts will watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi From Space

Astronauts on board the International Space Station will be watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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It would be quite an honor to step foot on the International Space Station as only a very small amount of people get the opportunity, with this achievement though is a sacrifice and that is all the entertainment luxuries earth has to offer. Luckily, Disney and NASA are not allowing the Astronauts aboard the International Space to miss out on one of the luxuries and that is of course Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Astronauts will watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi From Space |

Spaceflight reporter Robin Seemangal took to Twitter and posted this news "I received confirmation from Disney and NASA sources that the crew aboard the International Space Station will be screening Star Wars: The Last Jedi".

Inverse then followed up this report by asking NASA if this news was true or not, a NASA spokesperson said that the movie would be shown to Astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

"[I] can confirm the crew will be able to watch it on orbit," NASA Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot told Inverse. "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."

For those thinking that because they have to receive the movie file digitally that it will take some time to download you are sadly mistaken, the International Space Station actually has better internet than most everyday households, equipped with download speeds up to 300Mbps and upload speeds of 25Mbps.


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