Astronauts Will Watch Super Bowl from Space
by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com Managing Editor
Date: 02 February 2013 Time: 10:58 AM ET
Six astronauts living in space may not have gravity, fresh food or a shower, but there is one Earth necessity they won't miss Sunday: The Super Bowl.There's more at the link, including a graphic comparing the dimensions of the ISS with a football field (they're about the same) and a space-themed commercial that will be televised during the game. Appropriate for this month's Love & Sex theme, it's about sex, or rather, avoiding the topic of sex altogether.
NASA's Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston will beam the Super Bowl XLVII showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens live to the International Space Station so its astronaut crew can watch the big game along with every other football fan on Earth.
"Yes they are going to watch it this weekend," NASA spokesman Josh Byerly told SPACE.com in an email. Byerly said Mission Control made a special point on Friday (Feb. 1) of asking the station astronauts if they wanted to catch the game.
"And they said they definitely wanted to see it," Byerly said.
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