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Ricky Derisz

There is NO escaping the Star Wars hysteria. Disney is clearly not content with taking over the world; the film is going to be broadcast, quite fittingly, on the International Space Station in a galaxy (not so) far away.

What a Place to Watch!

British Astronaut Tim Peake recently sky-rocketed to the ISS which, for a movie fan, could've seemed like poor timing. He narrowly missed out on the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (trailer above).

However, when asked on Twitter whether he was gutted to be missing out, Tim confirmed that astronauts will receive a special screening:

Is there anything cooler than a bunch of astronauts watching the latest Star Wars movie while floating around our planet, and gazing out to multiple galaxies first hand? Probably not.

Astronaut Tim Peake will watch Star Wars in space
Astronaut Tim Peake will watch Star Wars in space

Peake, 43, who is a former Army Air Corps officer and helicopter test pilot, has joined the ISS to help assist with important repairs. He becomes the first British astronaut to be employed by a space agency.

Journey to Mars

Before any non-Star Wars fans moan about special treatment, the screening isn't the first aboard the ISS. The station was treated to an advanced screening of The Martian, a month before its release on Earth. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren tweeted photos of them enjoying the film:

Although whether a movie about an astronaut that gets stranded on a foreign planet is the best choice of flick to watch while, well, in space, is questionable.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has had a massive opening following its release on December 18th, breaking US records, and could be on course to become the highest grossing movie of all time.

Source: Twitter


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