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Spacetroopers were stormtroopers equipped to operate in Zero-G environments. They wore a variant of the stormtrooper armor fitted with a rebreather pack. They wielded both an E-11 blaster rifle and a specialized heavy blaster.[2] Spacetroopers were notably used to patrol the outside of the Death Star, a moon-sized battle station.[1] During the construction of the first Death Star, Space troopers were used for security on the outside of the station.

Behind the scenesEdit

A New Hope- Joe Johnston as Spacetrooper

Spacetroopers in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

Two spacetroopers appeared unidentified in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.[1] They were both played by ILM's Joe Johnston using a split screen technique because there was only one suit available on the day of filming, the other having been stolen.[3] They were identified as Spacetroopers at Celebration Anaheim.

They were originally set to appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, going as far as building a full costume used during the promotional photoshoot. However, they were replaced by normal stormtroopers in the space sequences, where it was planned they would be used, in the final film.[4]



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