Star Wars fans celebrated on May 4. Many people consider one of two days (May 4 or May 25) as “Star Wars Day”. May 25 is celebrated because the first Star Wars movie was released on this day in 1977. May 4 is celebrated because fans picked up a popular phrase from the movie series, “May the force be with you”, and now say “May the fourth be with you”. The astronauts living on the International Space Station (ISS) also celebrated by watching Star Wars movies (image).
The ISS is a large research facility in space. It hangs around 250 miles (400 km) above the Earth’s surface. It goes around our planet once every 90 minutes, and it can accommodate up to 6 people.
This is an exciting year for Star Wars fans as the seventh Star Wars film (Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens) opens in theaters on December 18. Here are 2 trailers of the new movie.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2 on Disney Video
Image Credits: https://twitter.com/ISS_Research for the ISS image
Sources: http://www.starwars.com/, https://twitter.com/ISS_Research, cnet.com, http://www.mirror.co.uk/, NASA