Episode VIII of the franchise from the galaxy far, far away- Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be screened on the International Space Station. On Twitter, Robin Seemangal, a spaceflight reporter had revealed that Disney and NASA had confirmed that the crew aboard the space station will screen the upcoming movie.It has been reported that the movie may be delivered to the Station via the SpaceX Dragon Capsule which is slated for a supply run on December 15. Or it may even be delivered through a digital file transmission.
NASA had later confirmed this report to Inverse through Public Affairs Officer, Dan Huot.
“[I] can confirm the crew will be able to watch it on orbit,” he said.
“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.”
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits the big screen on December 15 and stars Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong’o, Benicio Del Toro, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and late Carrie Fisher.