The crew for NASA's Expedition 45 won't be all together on the International Space Station until their Soyuz docks in September, but that hasn't stopped them releasing their official poster. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there's some definite space themes hidden in there.

All six astronauts — two from NASA, one from Japan, and three Russian cosmonauts — committed impressively to the Star Wars theme, complete with cosplay-worthy clothes, authentic lightsaber colors, and an official mission logo that looks suspiciously like a Star Destroyer.


It's not the first NASA poster to riff off a movie — far from it, actually — but there's definitely something a little spooky about seeing real-life astronauts playing at defenders of the galaxy. [NASA via Collect Space]