Space Station Astronauts Get Dibs At New 'Star Trek' Movie

NASA has announced that the three astronauts on the International Space Station were first to watch Star Trek Into Darkness. It opens in theaters on earth Thursday.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And our last word in business today is: Cooler than Tang.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Cooler than zero gravity.

GREENE: Cooler than moon walking. It's watching a summer blockbuster.

INSKEEP: OK. Bear with us. The blockbuster in question was the new "Star Trek" sequel.

GREENE: And the venue was the International Space Station.

INSKEEP: And NASA just announced that the three astronauts on the space station got a sneak peak, earlier this week, at "Star Trek Into Darkness."

GREENE: Down here on Earth, that film opens in the United States today.

INSKEEP: Possibly, NASA is trying to rally enthusiasm for space exploration.

GREENE: Beam me up, Steve.

INSKEEP: That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

GREENE: And I'm David Greene.

(SOUNDBITE OF THEME SONG TO MOVIE, "STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS")

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