Newswire: The first screening of The Martian was out of this world

In space, no one can hear you screen The Martian weeks ahead of its official release—that is, unless you tweet about it to your hundreds of thousands of followers. Astronaut Scott Kelly, commander of the International Space Station, shared a photo of the ISS’s Saturday movie night, which featured an early screening of The Martian.

Watched @MartianMovie on @Space_Station last night! Today working towards our #JourneyToMars during my #YearInSpace!

— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) September 20, 2015

Yes, it seems one of the perks of completing rigorous testing and training for a coveted spot aboard an orbiting laboratory is watching Matt Damon movies for free—and sans interminable trailers. They might have watched The Martian to pick up some valuable tips on how to avoid marooning one of your crew, especially if it includes a superpowered individual or two. The ISS crew also screened Gravity back …

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