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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

Nov. 23, 2005
RELEASE : 05-414
'Harry Potter' Screened for NASA Space Station Astronaut
International Space Station Commander Bill McArthur got a very special viewing of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" this week.

The movie was transmitted from Mission Control in Houston Tuesday to 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 twelfth crew of the station, a unique testbed for longer-duration missions to the moon and to Mars.

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" was released in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. For more about the film, visit:

For more information on the International Space Station, visit:


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