"Yes, they are going to watch it this weekend," NASA spokesman Josh Byerly wrote to the editors of SPACE.com in an email. Byerly told SPACE.com that officials at Mission Control asked the space crews Friday if they wanted to watch the game.
The Expedition 34 team aboard the space station is comprised of two American astronauts (commander Kevin Ford and flight engineer Tom Marshburn), Russian cosmonauts Evgeny Tarelkin, Oleg Novitskiy and Roman Romanenko, and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
The crew is pictured above posing in sunglasses. Pictured on the front row are NASA astronaut Kevin Ford (right), commander; and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, flight engineer. Pictured on the back row (from the left) are NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy, Evgeny Tarelkin and Roman Romanenko, all flight engineers.
Whether the space station crew will throw a traditional Super Bowl party, hold a zero-gravity football game, or just float around with the game on in the background is unknown. But the International Space Station, is just about the same size as the football field the 49ers and Ravens will play on in New Orleans during Sunday's game.
It’s unclear if the space crew is picking the 49ers or the Ravens.
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