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Matilda cast reach for the stars in ISS space call

9 May 2013 Last updated at 15:34 BST

The cast of hit Broadway musical Matilda have been literally reaching for the stars during a question and answer session with Nasa astronaut Tom Marshburn.

The astronaut, who is stationed on the International Space Station, was quizzed by the young cast on space food and aging in space.

Tim Minchin, who wrote the songs and lyrics for the musical, also attended the call in New York.