Star Trek XI has been beamed up to the International Space Station for the viewing pleasure of the three-man crew.
As reported by Universe Today, Paramount sent a copy of Star Trek XI to NASA’s Mission Control, who then uplinked the movie to the International Space Station, orbiting two-hundred-and-twenty miles above the Earth. NASA astronaut Michael Barratt is currently on the station, as well as Russian Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata.
“I remember watching the original Star Trek series and, like many of my NASA co-workers, was inspired by the idea of people from all nations coming together to explore space,” said Barratt. “Star Trek blended adventure, discovery, intelligence and story telling that assumes a positive future for humanity. The International Space Station is a real step in that direction, with many nations sharing in an adventure the world can be proud of.”
The crew will watch the film on a laptop computer in the Unity module.
Star Trek has been viewed in space before. Former station astronaut Greg Chamitoff and his crewmates made watching Star Trek a weekly event during their time on the ISS.
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