International Space Station Astronauts Will Watch The World Cup
Soccer in space
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station recorded and posted this message yesterday, for the teams on the ground kicking off the World Cup today. The Expedition 40 crew includes people from Germany, Russia and the U.S., all countries that sent teams to Brazil this year. The German and the U.S. teams will play a match on June 26. Their spacefaring fans plan to watch the match—mission control will record it, and any other matches the astronauts request, and send them up.
Curious how the space station compares in size to a soccer field? Of course you are. Luckily, NASA made this helpful illustration: