After conquering the world box office, the record-breaking “Marvel’s The Avengers” takes on space 220 miles above earth
Marvel Studios announced today that they arranged with NASA to transfer their record-breakingÂ blockbuster film â€œMarvelâ€™s The Avengersâ€ to NASAâ€™s Mission Control in Houston, which will uplink the film to the International Space Station (ISS), currently orbiting 220 miles above Earth. The film will then be screened for the space station crewâ€™s exclusive enjoyment.
This screening continues Marvelâ€™s collaboration with NASA, which began during principal photography of â€œMarvelâ€™s The Avengersâ€ when the film shot at the Space Power Facility at NASAâ€™s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio.
Louis Dâ€™Esposito, Marvel Studiosâ€™ Co-President and Executive Producer ofÂ â€œMarvelâ€™s The Avengers,â€ says, â€œThe studio is privileged to share â€˜Marvelâ€™s The Avengersâ€™ with those up in space exploring the universe. Â A special thanks goes to NASA for utilizing their incredible technology to make this special screening miles above us in space happen. Â It is a screening that would make Tony Stark envious.â€
Films, books, and music offer important aspects of psychological support for astronauts on long-duration missions, such as those on the International Space Station (ISS). â€œThese 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,â€œ said Dan Cook, Psychological Support Coordinator with Wyle, a contractor at NASAâ€™s Johnson Space Center. Aside from watching movies and television shows, ISS crewmembers have a number of options for their leisure and personal time, such as reading books or magazines, listening to music, and playing musical instruments.
The current space station mission is Expedition 31 and has aÂ six-member crew consisting of 2 NASA Astronauts, 1 European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut, and 3 Russian (RU) Cosmonauts as follows:Â Don Pettit (NASA),Â Joe Acaba (NASA),Â Andre Kuipers (ESA),Â Oleg Kononenko (RU),Â Gennady Padalka (RU),Â Sergei Revin (RU)