The image above may look like a poster for the upcoming Star Wars movie, but it’s actually a portrait NASA just released of its Expedition 45 crew. It’s a long-standing tradition of the space agency for its crews to pose for a wacky photo shoot for posters that are often parodies of popular Hollywood movies.
The shoots are a multi-national affair. This latest poster features astronauts from the United States, Russia, and Japan.
Here’s the first “movie poster” portrait that was released for Expedition 1 back in the year 2000:
This poster kicked off the tradition of wacky portraits that are released alongside official crew portraits. Here are some other posters that have been released over the years:
You can find the entire collection of expedition movie posters over on the NASA Space Flight Awareness website.