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Magic in space

Richard with the magic book

Computer games designer, magician and scientist Richard Garriott bought a ride to the International Space Station in 2008 as a space tourist. Using the magic of computer science he was able to 'read minds' from the space station and performed the first ever micro-gravity magic show in space.

Psychology and audience expectation play a big part in magic. Magicians cleverly use science to apparently break the laws of physics, but what about when you perform where the laws of physics are different? Richard created his effects with this in mind. In space tennis balls float freely so the magic is in making them fall to your feet!

How did he do that?

Watch the video shot on the space station orbiting the Earth. [EXTERNAL]