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Astronauts get to watch ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in space

And here we are trapped watching this movie on planet Earth like a bunch of losers.
Scott Kelly/Twitter

While you’re being held down by gravity watching "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in a theatre like a mere earthling, astronauts on board the International Space Station will be watching it in space!

In space! Now that's how you watch "Star Wars."

The subject came up when British astronaut Tim Peake was asked on Twitter whether he was bummed to be leaving Earth before the premiere of "Star Wars."


Just when you thought being in space was the coolest thing about being an astronaut, they throw this in the mix!

Movie-watching aboard the ISS is not unusual,” Mashable reports. “Astronauts have been known to while away the long evening with a space-based flick. Oddly enough, space disaster movies The Martian and Gravity — in which the ISS just happens to be destroyed — have been chosen in the past year.”

So what is it like to watch a movie in space? Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted out this image earlier this year showing the projection set up the team uses on board the ship:


 

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