A whole 240 miles above Earth, NASA astronauts had the ultimate movie night as the crew of the International Space Station watched “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
NASA astronaut Mar. T. Vande Hei tweeted, “Space Station movie night, complete with “bungee cord chairs”, drink bags, and a science fiction flick!”
Space Station movie night, complete with “bungee cord chairs”, drink bags, and a science fiction flick! pic.twitter.com/IPZ2thI8rw
— Mark T. Vande Hei (@Astro_Sabot) December 24, 2017
Last week, NASA’s Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot confirmed that Disney was working on providing a digital copy of the movie to the astronauts.
“[I] can confirm the crew will be able to watch it on orbit,” Huot told Inverse. “Don’t have a definitive timeline yet. They typically get movies as digital files and can play them back on a laptop or a standard projector that is currently aboard.”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” as expected, is continuing its domination of the holiday box office, making $24.6 million on its second Friday with estimates pointing to a four-day Christmas weekend total of $102 million from 4,232 screens.
If Saturday’s totals can push that number up by $4 million, the “Star Wars” sequel will have reached $400 million domestic by the end of Christmas Day and is expected to reach $1 billion worldwide in the next week.
Meanwhile, back on Earth, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is currently playing in theaters across the planet.