International Space Station Crew Poster Features Astronauts as ‘Star Wars’ Jedi

ISS Expedition 45

The official crew poster for the International Space Station mission Expedition 45 shows the six astronauts wielding lightsabers and wearing traditional robes of the Jedi order from the Star Wars universe.

The expedition crew is an international team consisting of Commander Scott Kelly and flight engineer Kjell Lindgren from NASA; cosmonaut flight engineers Oleg KononenkoMikhail Kornienko, and Sergey Volkov from Russia; and JAXA flight engineer Kimiya Yui from Japan.

In the poster, Lindgren is holding a red lightsaber, which is traditionally the weapon of a Sith. Any Sith/Jedi conflict on the ISS would certainly make for an exciting mission. Perhaps the crew will study how Force powers behave in microgravity.

image via NASA

via NBC News