The Super Bowl will be beamed to astronauts on board the ISS

international space station

As you sit down to watch the Super Bowl with your family and friends, take a moment to think of those doing more or less the same thing hundreds of miles above the Earth's surface. NASA has confirmed to Space.com that the six astronauts currently on board the International Space Station will indeed get to watch the game; Mission Control made a point of asking the crew on Friday if they wanted it broadcast to them. It's not an unusual event for the astronauts — they were able to watch the Olympic Games last summer, for example — but it's a comforting reminder that they're not completely cut off from the world. Even if we doubt that the ISS has an 85-inch 4K TV set up.

The Verge
Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.



Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.