Star Wars: The Force Awakens is to be screened within the context of outer space.
If you cannot make it to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Friday, well there are other options. One of these is going into outer space which is indeed the final frontier.
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The ISS will be hosting the screening of the brand new movie. This just came in via a tweet by Brit Astronaut Tim Peake. Tim is 43 years old and he has arrived at the ISS on the Soyuz spacecraft.
All this occurred when a comment by someone mentioned that Peake couldn’t have chosen a worse time to leave the planet especially since Star Wars’ latest film was being released.
That was when Peake corrected the wisecrack by saying that on the contrary there was a projector and screen on board the ISS. He will be watching the movie in its entirety on board the International Space Station, according to Mashable.
Watching flicks aboard the ISS is standard procedure. Many astronauts, when they have some time to kill, tend to have their eyes glued to a screen on which the latest movie is playing.
It is also a strange paradox but many movies which depict catastrophes in space have been viewed by astronauts on the ISS throughout the year so far. Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney was one of them.
The projector system looks to be very sophisticated. And although it makes for lonely viewing, the astronauts enjoy it to the hilt. However, there are no buttered popcorn buckets and the astronauts are strapped to their seats. Meanwhile, Tim Peake had to endure an eight hour stressful flight all the way to the ISS. For the next six months he will be doing all he can to prove his worthiness as an astronaut. It’s his first day at the office, as he has said so in his own words.
The friends and family of Tim applauded for him when he reached the ISS safe and sound. Yuri Malenchenko was forced to take manual control of the spaceship. And then Tim Peake arrived at the station.
He was all smiles. There were others beside him. The ISS is orbiting the earth at 18,000 mph. And Tim Peake is so lucky to have been selected for Mission Principia.
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Among the long list of experiments that await Tim in outer space are growing crystals and blood vessels as well as simulating atoms and tracking regions of the human brain. We wish him good luck in his endeavors for he definitely needs it!