The ISS crew watches Star Trek movie

Robert May 16, 2009 0

Paramount Studios was nice enough to give NASA a digital copy of the new Star Trek to uplink to the ISS for the crew to watch. Michael Barratt, Genady Padalka, and Koichi Wakata watched the film on an SSC (Station Support Computer) laptop, in the Node module.

In a press release, Michael Barratt said “I remember watching the original ‘Star Trek’ series and, like many of my NASA coworkers, was inspired by the idea of people from all nations coming together to explore space. ‘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 have a collection of DVDs to watch, onboard (my personal copy ofStar Trek: The Motion Picture was up there for a while), but for special events, at crew request, NASA will uplink a program to them.

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