NASA's Latest Crew Of Astronauts Think They're Jedi Knights

By Chris Mills on at

The crew for NASA's Expedition 45 won't be all together on the International Space Station until their Soyuz docks in September, but that hasn't stopped them releasing their official poster. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there's some definite space themes hidden in there.

All six astronauts – two Americans, one from Japan and three Russian cosmonauts – committed impressively to the Star Wars theme, complete with cosplay-worthy clothes, authentic lightsaber colours and an official mission logo that looks suspiciously like a Star Destroyer.

NASA's Latest Crew Of Astronauts Think They're Jedi Knights

It's not the first NASA poster to riff off a movie – far from it, actually – but there's definitely something a little spooky about seeing real-life astronauts playing at defenders of the galaxy. [NASA via Collect Space]