Space 'Avengers'

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(CNS) – Having already dominated theaters on Earth, Marvel Studios’ record-breaking blockbuster film “The Avengers” is now heading into space.

The studio announced today that it has partnered with NASA to uplink the film to the International Space Station, allowing the six-member crew to enjoy an exclusive screening.

“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.

Studio officials said recreational and leisure activities offer important psychological support to astronauts on long-duration missions like those on the ISS.

Portions of the movie were filmed at NASA’s Space Power Facility in Sandusky, Ohio.

“The studio is privileged to share Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ with those up in space exploring the universe,” remarked Louis D’Esposito, Marvel Studios’ co-president and the film’s executive producer. “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.”

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