NASA will allow astronauts aboard the International Space Station to watch "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the agency announced.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will have a very different audience soon, as it is scheduled to play to a sell-out crowd on the International Space Station. Episode VIII of the Star Wars franchise has been all anyone’s been talking about this holiday season, and the astronauts aboard the ISS didn’t have to wait to get back down to Earth to see the latest installment.
NASA will uplink the movie through a transmitter on Earth, allowing the astronauts on the ISS to watch it on the station. The file will be sent from the Johnson Space Center in Houston, although the agency hasn’t confirmed when they will actually beam the movie up to the International Space Station.
This wouldn’t be the first time NASA as done this, as Disney screened “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for the ISS crew when it came out two years ago. Star Wars Episode IX is scheduled for release in 2019, and while there’s no confirmation on whether ISS astronauts will get to see that too, we can’t imagine NASA depriving them of watching the finale.