Space Station Astronauts In Star Wars-Themed Crew Pic
Something's definitely going on at NASA. We're thinking someone in the public relations department is trying to blow the dust off the space agency's ever-serious image.
First there was the photo below, deemed by almost anyone with a pulse as unquestionably the best astronaut portrait ever:
“@erinruberry: When the world is full of bad news, remember this photo exists http://t.co/SaKE2L4XeV Thanks Erin for the very kind words. 🚀🐆— Leland Melvin (@Astro_Flow) February 10, 2015
And now, the Expedition 45 crew, scheduled to go to the International Space Station in September, is having fun with Jedi robes and light sabers:
Future @Space_Station crew dons Jedi robes for @StarWars-inspired #NASA poster: http://t.co/EFFhnhKnev #Exp45 pic.twitter.com/Z905fbJesh— collectSPACE (@collectSPACE) February 12, 2015
Collectspace.com says the shot is titled "International Space Station Expedition XLV: The Science Continues." The crew will make up the station's first year-long mission.
The website says: "The poster's theme and layout was reportedly the idea of [Kjell] Lindgren (bottom left in the photo), who will be making his first trip into space with this mission. NASA photographers and graphic artists at the Johnson Space Center in Houston brought the poster together, digitally adding the lightsabers and background."
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