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NASA Astronauts Recieve Christmas Gift, Watch 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' In Space

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| December 26 , 2017 , 16:51 IST

NASA Scientists stationed at the International Space Station (ISS) spend their specified time period in space without much hassle. While the team of astronauts enjoy various amenities in space time and again, the latest one is simply surprising.

The epic American space opera media franchise, Star Wars is loved by the masses, the latest edition of which titled "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is currently running successfully in theatres. Well, seems like even the people sitting away from the home planet couldn't resist the force.

Gifting the space residents with an early Christmas present, the NASA authorities allowed the astronauts a little movie time by screening the latest edition of Star Wars in space. In a picture shared by the NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, his mates can be seen enjoying a flick abroad the ISS.

The X-wing pilot Poe Dameron aka Oscar Isaac is clearly visible on the big television screen in the image shared on Sunday with the caption, "Space Station movie night, complete with 'bungee cord chairs', drink bags, and a science fiction flick!"

NASA has earlier issued a confirmatory statement regarding the screening of 'Star Wars' in orbit for the Expedition 54 crew members. In collaboration with Disney, the scientific organisation has announced about the interesting step through an official statement.

"Disney will uplink the film to the space station through mission control at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston," the statement read.

The association keeps making efforts to entertain the scientists stationed in space. In fact, the scientists abroad the ISS in 2015 were also shown "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Reportedly, the space station has an extensive stock of 500 titles in the digital library.