By MARCIA DUNN
AP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) _ Space station astronauts have finally hit the big time, at least when it comes to the big screen.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he and the rest of the crew are enjoying the 65-inch 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.
Kelly says 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 movies.
The Texas manufacturer, Screen Innovations, calls it the Viewscreen, the same name used by the fictional “Star Trek” crew.