Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Screened for Astronauts on the International Space Station
November 28, 2005, International Space Station Commander William McArthur got a very special viewing of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire this week. McArthur, a NASA Astronaut, is working and living on the station as part of a six-month mission. As part of NASA’s regular assistance to long-duration spaceflight crewmembers, NASA contacted the makers of the Harry Potter movies, Warner Bros. Pictures, in the hopes that they might work some magic and help the Commander see the latest in the Harry Potter film series while still in space. Together, Warner Bros. Pictures and NASA worked to stream the film in space for McArthur.
McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev make up the 12th crew of the station, which has had a continuous human presence for more than five years. The station has an internal volume larger than an average three-bedroom house and includes the most sophisticated space laboratory ever flown.
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s popular Harry Potter novel series, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) must contend with being mysteriously selected to compete in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, a thrilling international competition that pits him against older and more experienced students from Hogwarts and two rival European wizarding schools. Meanwhile, supporters of Harry’s nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), send a shockwave of fear throughout the wizard community when their Dark Mark scorches the sky at the Quidditch World Cup, signaling Voldemort’s return to power. But for Harry, this is not the only harrowing news causing him anxiety – he still has yet to find a date for Hogwarts’ Yule Ball dance.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will be released worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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