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The Martian Shown in Space, International Space Station Astronauts Fear Nothing

Way back in April, astronauts on the International Space Station broke in their new HD projector setup by screening Gravity, because apparently watching a movie about being lost in space is totally appropriate to watch in space, right? Well, they’ve gone ahead and decided to do some well-needed research on upcoming Mars missions by watching… yeah, you guessed it, The Martian.

Personally, I’m really happy that the words “gonna science the shit out of it” have now been uttered in space. Sure, they were said by someone in a movie that was shown in space, but those words have totally been said beyond the atmosphere. How fantastic is that?

I really only have two questions to ask the astronauts who watched the movie, though: have you also seen Interstellar, and why do you think we keep sending Matt Damon up into freaking space seriously can we stop it already he just has the worst luck ugh oh my gosh.

(via Nerdist)

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Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (thebolditalic.com), and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters (spinningplatters.com). She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.