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Space station crew gets ‘Star Trek’ film before Earthlings

The International Space Station crew received a chance to watch the new film, Star Trek Into Darkness, on Monday. The film will be released later this week in Canada and the U.S.
The International Space Station crew received a chance to watch the new film, Star Trek Into Darkness, on Monday. The film will be released later this week in Canada and the U.S. AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Zade Rosenthal

WASHINGTON – The crew of the International Space Station is boldly going where no one has gone before – to see the new Star Trek film.

The three astronauts were offered a sneak peak of Star Trek Into Darkness days before it opens Thursday on Earth, seeing it not in 3-D, but Zero-G.

NASA spokesman Kelly Humphries said the movie was beamed up to the outpost Monday and the two Russians and American on board had a day off Tuesday. That gave them a chance to view it on their laptops. It’s unclear if they watched it.

U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy is taking part Thursday in a Google+ hangout that’s bringing together two Earth-bound astronauts, the stars of the film Chris Pine, Alice Eve and John Cho, and its director and screenwriter.

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