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A Star Wars Day message from NASA

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In celebration of Star Wars Day, NASA flight engineer Rick Mastracchio delivered a special message from the International Space Station.

Little does he know, however, that the Empire plans to jam his transmissions.

Thankfully, R2-D2 is on the case.

"Today is a very special day for all," Mastracchio said. "To everyone on Earth from the International Space Station ‘May the Fourth' be with you."

Disney will release "Star Wars: Episode VII," which will be set 30 years after 1983's "Return of the Jedi," in December 2015. Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, and immediately put a new "Star Wars" trilogy into development.

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