The Avengers are being beamed into space



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THE AVENGERS have been given an out-of-this-world mission - their hit action movie is to be beamed aboard the International Space Station.

Marvel Studios bosses have given NASA officials permission to transfer the record-breaking blockbuster to Mission Control in Houston, Texas, where the movie will be 'uplinked' to the ISS, which is currently orbiting 220 miles above Earth.

The film will then be screened for the space station crew.

Marvel Studios' co-president Louis D'Esposito says, "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 utilising their incredible technology to make this special screening miles above us in space happen. It is a screening that would make (Iron Man's alter ego) Tony Starkenvious."

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