Astronauts aboard space station get sneak peek of new 'Star Trek' movie

'Star Trek Into Darkness' beamed to laptops on ISS

Published On: May 15 2013 03:01:18 PM EDT   Updated On: May 15 2013 03:18:27 PM EDT
View from ISS
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -

The crew of the International Space Station is boldly going where no one has gone before -- to see the new "Star Trek" film.

The three astronauts were offered a sneak peek of "Star Trek Into Darkness" days before it opens Thursday on Earth, seeing it not in 3-D, but Zero-G.

NASA spokesman Kelly Humphries said the movie was beamed up to the outpost Monday and the two Russians and American on board had a day off Tuesday. That gave them a chance to view it on their laptops. It's unclear if they watched it.

U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy is taking part Thursday in a Google+ hangout that's bringing together two Earth-bound astronauts, film stars Chris Pine, Alice Eve and John Cho, and its director and screenwriter.