Harry Potter works his magic in space

Harry Potter’s latest movie got its space premiere yesterday.
Nasa broadcast a special showing of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
They worked their magic after a request to see the film from Commander Bill McArthur who is on a six-month mission aboard the orbiting outpost.
Nasa contacted movie makers Warner Bros who agreed to beaming up the one-off special showing.
Bill and Russian cosmonaut sat back and enjoyed their out-of-this-world presentation – though they didn’t have any popcorn.
The film hit UK cinemas last week.
Astronauts are kept very busy on the space station but have built up a library of DVDs, CDs, books and magazines for times when they can relax.
Last week, Sir Paul McCartney played live for the space station astronauts in a direct link from his concert at Anaheim, California.
Today the astronauts were celebrating American Thanksgiving with a feast of irradiated smoked turkey, dehydrated green beans, powdered drinks and a thermo-stabilized cranberry-apple dessert.

Paul Sutherland

Paul Sutherland

I have been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years. I write regularly for science magazines including BBC Sky at Night magazine, BBC Focus, Astronomy Now and Popular Astronomy. I have also authored three books on astronomy and contributed to others.
Paul Sutherland

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Paul Sutherland

I have been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years. I write regularly for science magazines including BBC Sky at Night magazine, BBC Focus, Astronomy Now and Popular Astronomy. I have also authored three books on astronomy and contributed to others.

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