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Star Wars: History and Legacy on Space Exploration
A long time ago — roughly four decades — the world was introduced to Jedi knights, lightsabers, droids and the Force. Before long, elements of the space fantasy had an effect on real-life space technology.

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The first movie of the blockbuster franchise, retroactively titled as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, exploded into the movie theatres in 1977. It became a global cultural phenomenon and gave bir...

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The Story Set In Space

The Star Wars story is a classic Hero’s Journey, in which the protagonist, Luke Skywalker in a galaxy, far, far away, learns that he is able to harness a certain force. He eventually joins the rebe...

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Sequels Prequels

The original story and its continuation in the two sequels released in the 80s had limited computer graphics technology, which eventually became better in the 90s. The Director, George Lucas, then ...

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The Force Awakens

In 2012, the world was gifted with a set of further sequels by Disney, which took over the franchise. It released three Star Wars movies between 2015 and 2019, which followed the adventures of a fe...

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The Live-Action TV Series

This year, with the launch of the Disney+ streaming service, the fans were treated with Star Wars: The Mandalorian, a live-action television series. Disney has plans to release another ser...

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Star Wars In Real Life

Pop culture is saturated with ‘Star Wars’ references, and many words, phrases, and ideas have entered the domain of Science and Technology.

The Strategic Defence Initiative, proposed by Rona...

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NASA and Star Wars

In 2007, the Discovery shuttle launched into space the ‘Lightsaber’, a Star Wars weapon resembling a Tubelight, to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the first movie.

The close-up images of...

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Droids Of NASA

  • The famous robot of Star Wars, R2-D2 has a real-life counterpart on the International Space Station and is called the Robonaut 2. It does basic flip switching work as of now, but NASA hopes t...

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Robots In Japan

Kirobo, an interactive child-like robot created in Japan, is intended to be a companion for lonely people. C-3PO is another robot that can translate languages and commands.

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Other Star Wars Tech

The solar panels in some of NASA’s spacecraft are a direct inspiration from Star Wars.

The same inspiration is seen laser tech, prominently showcased in the movie franchise's combat scenes, ...

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Influence of Star Wars

Influence of Star Wars

It's been more than 30 years since the first "Star Wars."

The cultural influence of the Star Wars Films, novels, comics, television shows, games, toys, and documentaries has been so great...

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  • During the cold war, Ronald Reagan created the Strategic Defense Initiative and aimed to use ground and space-based weapons to help protect the United States from attack by nuclear missiles. Critics referred to it as "Star Wars."
  • Bionic hands like the ones of the heroes and villains in "Star Wars" are now used by amputees.
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ISS Journey Around Earth

The International Space Center circles the globe every 90 minutes at a speed of 17,500 mph. It flies at an altitude of 248 miles above Earth.

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Activities of ISS

Astronauts mainly perform experiments and do maintenance at the ISS. They also do some personal care and exercise, reach out to Earth to conduct some media or school events, and occasionally perform spacewalks. They also use a bit of Twitter.

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"May the fourth be with you"

"May the fourth be with you"

"May the fourth be with you" plays on the phrase in Star Wars "may the Force be with you."

"May the fourth be with you" was popularized by Margaret Thatche...

Becoming a slogan

The pun on "May the Force be with you" has been used a number of times over the years.

Once In 2008, a Facebook group celebrated "Luke Skywalker Day" and adopted the May the Fourth slogan. Since then, May 4 has been a regular fandom celebration. In 2013, Disney also joined in the celebration.