We all know about the love of Star Wars most of the people have for the entire Star Wars series and for the time being, the hottest topic is the Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Are astronauts any less than the people on earth enjoying the luxuries of life? Disney and NASA have joined hands together for this joint mission of broadcasting the Star Wars: The Last Jedi, into the outer space. According to a Spaceflight reporter, Robin Seemangal:
I received confirmation from Disney and NASA sources that the crew aboard the International Space Station will be screening Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Here’s how NASA’s Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot responded to it:
[I] can confirm the crew will be able to watch it on orbit. 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.
The Interesting Part
The most interesting part of this story, which might be the point of concern for a lot of people, is about the internet speed that the astronauts get. As you might think that the movie file needs some time for downloading, the scenario is quite different actually. The International Space Station offers download speeds up to 300Mbps and upload speeds of 25Mbps.