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Star Wars 8 The Last Jedi: How NASA astronauts will watch latest film in SPACE
STAR WARS 8 The Last Jedi hit theatres on Earth on December 15 but NASA made sure its own astronauts on the International Space Station could enjoy the latest episode of the saga.
Star Wars 8 The Last Jedi will be screened on the International Space Station (ISS) after NASA beamed up a special digital copy to the crew.
A spokesperson for NASA said: "I can confirm that the astronauts will get a chance to view the film in space but I don't have a timeline for when at this time.
"They typically get movies as digital files and can play them back on a laptop or a standard projector that is currently aboard."
Back in 2015, astronauts were treated to a special screening of Star Wars 7 The Force Awakens and critically-acclaimed The Martian.
The three crewmembers on the ISS – NASA's own Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin – are expected to wait for the next set of astronauts to arrive on December 17 to hold the screening.
The ISS does not have a movie theatre but NASA equipped the station with a special projector screen and a high-definition projector to watch film and sports games.
While most fans are still waiting desperately to see it, some of the Star Wars legends have given their opinions on The Last Jedi.