'Avengers' to be screened in space

June 1, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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BURBANK, Calif., June 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Marvel Studios says it has arranged for a screening of "The Avengers" at the International Space Station, now orbiting 220 miles above Earth.

Marvel said its collaboration with NASA began when scenes for "The Avengers" were shot at the Space Power Facility at NASA's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio.

"The studio is privileged to share 'Marvel's The Avengers' with those up in space exploring the universe. A special thanks goes to NASA for utilizing their incredible technology to make this special screening miles above us in space happen. It is a screening that would make Tony Stark envious," Louis D'Esposito, Marvel Studios' co-president and executive producer of "The Avengers," said in a statement Thursday.

"These are the types of things that help to keep the crew connected to home, which is a huge morale boost while being away for long periods of time," said Dan Cook, psychological support coordinator with Wyle, a contractor at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

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