The International Space Station Expedition 45 is having a bit of fun as it advertises its upcoming mission.
The six astronauts and cosmonauts who are heading to the ISS in September aboard the Soyuz 42 donned Jedi attire for a photo shoot, as seen in the official poster released by NASA.gov.
Scott Kelly is the commander of the flight and tweeted the following:
The patch in the center is the mission’s official logo, and according to Yahoo!, the design of the poster was flight engineer Kjell Lindgren’s idea; this will be his first mission to space.
This isn’t the first crew to have a bit of fun with their mission poster. You can check out past ones here to see Star Trek, Matrix and other themes displayed.
Kelly, along with flight engineer Mikhail Kornienko, will leave next month for the space station as part of a one-year mission. Other members of the team–including flight engineers Oleg Kononenko, Sergey Volkov, Kjell Lindgren and Kimiya Yui–will leave Earth on September 1.
Let’s hope the force is strong with them.