Cue the John Williams score and fire up the Millennium Falcon, because six NASA astronauts are about to blast off to a galaxy far, far away. NASA released the official portrait of the first crew to go on a year-long International Space Station mission, and it looks like the "Force" is with them. The image looks more like a fan-made poster for the upcoming “Star Wars” film than an announcement about the upcoming mission, which could pave the way for future Mars explorations, reports Space.com.
The portrait shows each Jedi-clad astronaut wielding a different colored lightsaber. With the title “International Space Station: Expedition XLF – The Science Continues,” the image features a few other familiar sights from George Lucas’s popular franchise, including a sneaky Death Star hiding not far from Scott Kelly. All that’s missing is a Wookiee.