Astronauts dress as Jedi for NASA Expedition 45 portrait

International Space Station-bound astronauts dressed as Jedi pose with lightsabers in their mission poster for NASA. Proud of them, Yoda would be.

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Who knew astronauts had a high midi-chlorian count? NASA

The new NASA mission poster finally reveals the truth that many of us have suspected for a long time -- astronauts are actually Jedi masters. Well, at least they are for Expedition 45. Proud of these astronauts, Yoda would be.

In the latest promotional poster from NASA, astronauts and cosmonauts headed to the International Space Station for their next mission are dressed as Jedi masters complete with their own colored lightsabers. The poster, rendered in "Star Wars" font and design, also has the title "Space Station: Expedition XLV The Science Continues."

Included in the poster are NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Scott Kelly; Russian cosmonauts Sergei Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Mikhail Kornienko; and Japan's Kimiya Yui.

Past posters have parodied "Star Trek" for Expedition 21, The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album cover for Expedition 30, "Pirates of the Caribbean" for Expedition 30 and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" for Expedition 42 -- 42 being "the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything." You can find all the parody posters on the NASA site.

If NASA is taking suggestions for the next parody poster, might we suggestion Doctor Who? We'd love to see the Tardis as its next form of space travel. Just no Daleks, please.

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