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Space Station Astronauts Watch New 'Star Wars' in a Galaxy Not So Far Away

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' premieres in the U.S. this Friday.

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    British astronaut Tim Peake gestures as his space suit is tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), on Dec. 15, 2015.

    That's no moon... It's a space station. And now, it's a movie theater, too.

    British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted on Saturday that he and his fellow crew members would get to watch "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" from the International Space Station, Time reported. Peake, 43, launched into space on Tuesday and will spend the next six months with the ISS on its latest expedition.

    The film, which comes out in the United States on Dec. 18, has received near-universal acclaim, although many fans are purposely avoiding the reviews, for fear of dreaded spoilers.

    Thankfully for them, there's an app for that. Force Block, an extension for Google Chrome, scans websites for "Star Wars" movie titles and the franchise's name and flashes a warning if it finds potential spoilers.