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Very few people can relate to the characters in Star Wars like the astronauts working on the International Space Station can. After all, they’re the closest thing our universe has to the space-faring adventurers of the Rebel Alliance, since they also live among the stars and believe in an invisible Force that surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together. Also, some of them are probably evil, as indicated by their black spacesuits and red laser swords.

Anyway, as a special treat for these real-life space people, NASA and Disney have reportedly organized a special screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on board the International Space Station, even though they’ll probably just get jealous of the cool robots and aliens that the fictional space people get to hang out with. This comes from Mashable, which says space reporter Robin Seemangal got confirmation from Disney and NASA that the screening will happen at some point, which is fine as long as they don’t start beaming spoilers down to anyone on Earth who foolishly couldn’t get tickets on opening night.


The crew of the International Space Station also got a chance to see The Force Awakens in 2015, proving that they’re basically the luckiest humans ever. Not only do the get to be as far from our stupid president as possible, but they still get to see Star Wars movies. That’s the dream.

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