Tonight, Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters around the world. And while millions of people will see the movie opening weekend, there are still plenty of people who won’t and will be living in fear of spoilers. But if you work on the International Space Station, you have nothing to fear.
A spokesperson for NASA told Inverse that the crew aboard the International Space Station will be able to watch the new Star Wars movie while in space. However, it’s unclear when they’ll actually receive the film.
I received confirmation from Disney and NASA sources that the crew aboard the International Space Station will be screening Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
More details soon.
— Robin Seemangal (@nova_road) December 12, 2017
“I can confirm the crew will be able to watch it on orbit,” NASA Public Affairs Officer Dan 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.”
SpaceX is launching a capsule with supplies to the International Space Station tomorrow, so it’s possible a copy of the movie will be added along with it. However, nothing has been confirmed.
On the bright side, at least the astronauts know they won’t be spoiled about any of the plot if they don’t see it opening weekend. Unless some jerk in Mission Control decides to ruin their fun.
Also, it must be super fun to re-create lightsaber duels while floating in low gravity.