Super Bowl viewing party... in space
MANILA, Philippines – Scott Kelly’s a bit sad no one showed up for his Super Bowl 50 party.
Well, that’s because Kelly is currently miles above the Earth, inside the International Space Station (ISS).
American astronaut Kelly on Sunday, February 7 (Monday, February 8 in Manila), posted a photo of the Super Bowl broadcast on a screen at the ISS – the same broadcast watched by millions of football fans back on the ground.
The difference: no one seems to be watching the game with Kelly.
“Hosted Super Bowl party on the International Space Station, but no one showed up. I would have served nachos! #YearInSpace,” Kelly said in the photo caption.
A few minutes later, Kelly posted a photo of Santa Clara, California, as seen from the ISS, with the Levi's Stadium – where the Super Bowl action is – at the center.
His caption read: "Got to see the Super Bowl in person after all! But at 17,500MPH, it didn't last long."
The Super Bowl photos are his latest social media post while on a one-year mission at the ISS.
Kelly, along with Russian astronaut Mikhail Korniyenko, is spending a year in space as part of the Year Long Mission, a study that seeks to understand how long-term spaceflight affects humans. – Rappler.com