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Star Wars Day: Astronauts, Chewbacca and Fans Celebrate

Yes, celebrate Star Wars Day, you must.
/ Source: NBC News

Yes, celebrate Star Wars Day, you must. The reason for the geeky holiday? It's May 4, as in "May the Fourth Be With You." And plenty of fans, celebrities and brands are feeling festive.

One of those fans actually lives in space. He's Scott Kelly, the NASA astronaut serving a year-long stint on the International Space Station. He welcomed his future crew members with a Jedi-themed tweet. Apparently, they will get to watch the Star Wars movies on the space station's new 65-inch screen.

If you want a terrible-yet-hilarious primer on Star Wars Day, Tim Russ from "Star Trek: Voyager" has you covered.

Vanity Fair has a treat for people who are excited about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" — new photos of the movie's stars from photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Even Chewbacca himself, Peter Mayhew, got in on the fun with this dig at Android owners.

Boba Fett's hobbies include bounty hunting, getting eaten by a sarlaac, and kite-surfing near San Francisco.

Of course the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has a sense of humor! (Hopefully we will all be flying X-Wings soon.)

Then there were the brands. Travelzoo found discounted packages to places like Tatooine and Hoth, played in real life by Morocco and Norway. Other companies just had fun with Photoshop.


— Keith Wagstaff