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Last Updated: Thursday November 24 2005 20:30 GMT

Potter film is beamed into space

Cosmonaut Valery Tokarev and ISS commander William McArthur Jr

The International Space Station (ISS) crew have been treated to a special showing of the latest Potter film.

US astronaut Bill McArthur and Russian cosmonaut Valery Tokarev asked to see Goblet of Fire, so mission control beamed it into space for them to watch.

The screening provided a relaxing break for the crew, who are 55 days into their six month stay on the ISS.

On Thursday they will the celebrate US holiday Thanksgiving with space-food versions of the traditional feast.

They'll mark the day by eating specially treated smoked turkey, dehydrated green beans and a cranberry-apple dessert