Astronauts to watch Super Bowl from space

HOUSTON - The astronauts aboard the International Space Station won't feel quite so far from Earth Sunday while they're watching the Super Bowl.

According to a report from, NASA's Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston will beam the signal for the Super Bowl XLVII broadcast to the space station.

"Yes, they are going to watch it this weekend," NASA spokesman Josh Byerly wrote to the editors of in an email. Byerly told 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.

It's unclear if the space crew is picking the 49ers or the Ravens.

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