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: NASA Makes Magic: 'Harry Potter' Goes To Space



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

>Nov. 23, 2005
>
>Allard Beutel
>Headquarters, Washington
>Phone: (202)358-4769
>
>Nicole Cloutier
>Johnson Space Center, Houston
>Phone: (281)483-5111 
>
>Gina Soliz
>Warner Bros., Burbank, Calif.
>Phone: (818)954-6705 
>
>RELEASE: 05-414
>
>NASA MAKES MAGIC: 'HARRY POTTER' GOES TO SPACE
>
>"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," the new blockbuster movie based 
>on the series of books by J.K. Rowling, is having its space premiere.
>
>The movie was transmitted from Mission Control in Houston Tuesday to 
>NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander Bill 
>McArthur, who asked to see the movie. As part of NASA's regular 
>assistance to crew members on long-duration space flights, NASA 
>contacted the maker of the Harry Potter movies, Warner Bros. 
>Pictures, in the hopes that they might work some magic and help 
>McArthur see the film while in space. Together they worked to send 
>the film to McArthur.
>
>International Space Station crew members have busy work schedules 
>during most of their time in space, but they also have a little 
>scheduled downtime. Over the years, the station has compiled a DVD 
>movie library, along with books, magazines, CDs, and other materials 
>to help the astronauts relax. 
>
>McArthur and Russian cosmonaut Valery Tokarev make up the 12th crew of 
>the station, a unique testbed for longer-duration to the moon and to 
>Mars. 
>
>For more information on the International Space Station and Harry 
>Potter, visit: 
>
>http://www.nasa.gov/station
>
>
>
>http://www.gobletoffire.com
>
>	
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