Space station astronauts have finally hit the big time, at least when it comes to the big screen.

Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly revealed recently that he and the rest of the crew are enjoying the 65in projection screen that was delivered to the International Space Station nearly two weeks ago.

The rolled-up screen came up on a SpaceX Dragon capsule.

Mr Kelly said the screen is useful for work as well as entertainment.

Last weekend, for instance, the crew used it to watch the space film Gravity.

Until the projection screen arrived, astronauts had been stuck using their laptops for video conferences, training sessions and films.

The Texas manufacturer, Screen Innovations, calls it the Viewscreen, the same name used by the fictional Star Trek crew.

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