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Astronaut Scott Kelly watched Gravity in space last night

Contributed by on April 28, 2015 at 12:36 am

Kelly, an American from New Jersey, and Russian Mikhail Kornienko are in the International Space Station with Russian Gennady Padalka, who will be with them for six-months, the typical length of NASA’s spaceflights. You decide to pop in a movie. The astronaut tweeted a photo of “movie night” aboard ISS, and, sure enough, you can make out Sandra Bullock floating around the space station.

NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Scott Kelly took to Twitter to share messages of support for the earthquake victims in Nepal, posting photos and a video of the Himalayan nation as it appeared from space on Sunday.

Movie nights on board the International Space Station have just received a major upgrade with the launch of the first-ever projection screen designed for use in microgravity. Or Titanic on your next cruise.

According to this Harvard Gazette article, researchers at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station have an annual tradition of watching John Carpenter’s “The Thing, ” a movie about an alien attacking that very station.