NASA Creates Movie Parody Posters Featuring Its ISS Expedition Astronauts

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The image above may look like a poster for the upcoming Star Wars movie, but it’s actually a portrait NASA just released of its Expedition 45 crew. It’s a long-standing tradition of the space agency for its crews to pose for a wacky photo shoot for posters that are often parodies of popular Hollywood movies.

The shoots are a multi-national affair. This latest poster features astronauts from the United States, Russia, and Japan.

Here’s the first “movie poster” portrait that was released for Expedition 1 back in the year 2000:

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This poster kicked off the tradition of wacky portraits that are released alongside official crew portraits. Here are some other posters that have been released over the years:

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You can find the entire collection of expedition movie posters over on the NASA Space Flight Awareness website.

(via NASA via Laughing Squid)

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