Star Wars is arguably the largest film franchise set in area (sorry, Star Trek followers), so it is no shock that NASA has honoured the sequence within the coolest manner – by naming a rocket after its most iconic ship.
Taking to its official Facebook web page on May 26, NASA Earth defined that the escape car, the Millennium Falcon, had impressed the names of actual rockets.
It shared an aerial picture taken of Djerba Ajim, a fishing city in Tunisia, and identified that among the first movie’s “most iconic scenes” had been filmed there.
Most notably, the scenes that happen within the fictional Mos Eisley Cantina on the desert planet of Tatooine.
– Star Wars launched Force therapeutic lengthy earlier than The Rise of Skywalker
“It was there that Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first met Han Solo and Chewbacca, confronted the gangster Greedo, and made a dramatic escape after a firefight with Stormtroopers,” the publish, which identified Obi-Wan Kenobi’s home, learn.
“Their escape vehicle, the Millennium Falcon, has since inspired the name of a series of real-world rockets,” it continued, explaining that the SpaceX Falcon 9 was scheduled to hold two astronauts from its Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station.
They’ve since reached their vacation spot.
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Also within the caption, NASA went on to recall how, in A New Hope, the Millennium Falcon flew via previous the cityscape, and detailed that followers commonly come to go to the place regardless of it trying very completely different over 40 years on.
It additionally revealed that Ob-Wan’s residence was shot on the northern outskirts of Ajim, in an outdated mosque alongside the Mediterranean Sea.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is out there on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K now, in addition to on Disney+, Sky Cinema Premiere and NOW TV.
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