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STAR WARS STARS AT AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM

Unsheathe your light sabers and saddle up the speederbikes -- the exhibit "Star Wars: The Myth of Magic," featuring 200 original props, models and costumes used to create the Star Wars film trilogy, opens Oct. 31 at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

The exhibit, in the museum's Flight and the Arts gallery, will show you Luke Skywalker's famous light saber, Han Solo frozen in carbonite, Princess Leia's "slave-girl" costume and articles belonging to Darth Vader, Yoda and Jabba the Hutt.

Free passes can be obtained at the National Air and Space Museum, which will distribute only same-day passes -- four per person -- beginning Oct. 31, on a first-come, first-served basis. For telephone orders, call (800) 529-2440. In addition to a $2.25 service charge for each advance ticket, expect a $1 handling fee per order when you order by telephone.

For information, call the Star Wars information hot line, (202) 786-2122.

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