If you’re somehow unaware, The Last Jedi opens on Thursday. Perhaps you’re attending a midnight screening tomorrow night, even! Lucky you!
The latest episode of the Star Wars saga is garnering rave reviews, earning a 94% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But there’s a group of people who won’t be able to visit a theater any time soon, and it’s also a group of people perhaps most interested in watching a space opera: the crew of the International Space Station.
Thankfully, a combined effort from Disney and NASA (I hear you, moon landing conspiracy theorists, it might not be the first one) will see the astronauts getting a special viewing in orbit:
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
Mashable offered more logistical details:
We don’t know exactly when or how, but a NASA representative confirmed to Mashable that the ISS crew will indeed watch The Last Jedi.
It’s nice to know that you don’t lose all the comforts of home, although perhaps watching giant spaceships exploding all over the place isn’t the most comfortable experience when you’re in an actual spaceship.