Star Wars Goes to Space, Actors Train Like Astronauts

Star Wars Goes to Space, Actors Train Like Astronauts

The latest Star Wars movie is now playing at a world space platform (relatively) near you, just weeks after a pair of the film’s actors traveled to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to coach like real-life astronauts preparing for missions to the space platform , Moon, and Mars.

Disney sent Star Wars: the increase of Skywalker through mission control Jan. 17 to Expedition 61 crew members living and dealing aboard the orbiting laboratory. The crew, including NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan, will have an opportunity to observe the movie during their personal time this weekend before Koch and Meir’s second spacewalk Jan. 20.

“Watching films aboard the space platform is a method for the crew to bond and decompress,” said Bettina Inclán, associate administrator, Office of Communications, NASA Headquarters in Washington. “On occasion, we’re ready to share a number of the newest film releases for them to enjoy at their leisure and as free-time allows. fantasy films are often the foremost popular among astronauts. They can also literally enjoy them while floating in microgravity, which is cool.”

On Dec. 11, the film’s Kelly Marie Tran and Naomi Ackie – wont to inhabiting galaxies far, distant on screen – spent the day learning about NASA’s plans to explore closer to home with the new Artemis program. the primary woman and next man will land on the lunar surface by 2024, and therefore the agency will enable sustainable lunar exploration by 2028. Using those experiences will prepare NASA for its next giant leap – exploration of Mars within the mid-2030s.

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