ISS crew to chat with champion soccer team

Aug 03, 2006

NASA says the International Space Station crew will take a special call next Tuesday from members of the European champion soccer team FC Barcelona.

During a visit to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the team will stop in Mission Control to make the call. NASA TV will broadcast the event.

The FC Barcelona team will be in Houston to play an exhibition game Wednesday against Club America, one of Mexico's top club teams. Players, coaches and guests of the team will visit mission control rooms used for the station and shuttle, and the historic control room that was used during Apollo missions and lunar landings.

NASA said the soccer players will also inspect training facilities, including full-scale mockups of the ISS and shuttle.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: New rocket propellant and motor design offer high performance and safety

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Wearable clip tells parents, coach about head impact

Sep 05, 2014

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a concussion is a type of injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions ...

Morphable surfaces could cut air resistance

Jun 24, 2014

There is a story about how the modern golf ball, with its dimpled surface, came to be: In the mid-1800s, it is said, new golf balls were smooth, but became dimpled over time as impacts left permanent dents. ...

Recommended for you

Asteroid 2014 SC324 zips by Earth Friday afternoon

18 minutes ago

What a roller coaster week it's been. If partial eclipses and giant sunspots aren't your thing, how about a close flyby of an Earth-approaching asteroid?  2014 SC324 was discovered on September 30 this ...

Who owns space?

28 minutes ago

The golden age of planetary exploration had voyagers navigating new sea routes to uncharted territory. These territories were then claimed in the name of the monarchs who had financed the expeditions. All ...

User comments : 0