The sci-fi saga's latest installment, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, is due for release this week (beg14Dec15), just days after Tim Peake became the first official British crewmember to join the ISS.

Peake, who has been tweeting from space since arriving at the station on Tuesday (15Dec15), has revealed the crew of the ISS will be treated to a special screening of the new Star Wars movie since they are all unable to watch it on Earth.

"We have a projector & screen onboard... what a place to watch it!" he wrote in a post on

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, which stars original castmates Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, opens in the U.K. on 17 December (15) and a day later in America (18Dec15).