Even though it’s nearly 250 miles above the ground, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly still managed to glimpse yesterday’s Super Cup.
Kelly contacted the media to share a snapshot of the Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California, taken during the flight of the International Space Station over a big game at a speed of 17,500 miles per hour.
NASA just recently began broadcasting the Super Cup to astronauts in real time. It is not yet clear which team Kelly rooted in near-earth orbit for. At the moment, Kelly is in space the longest of all other American astronauts, spending 12 months living aboard a space station as part of a one-year mission, in order to study the effects of a long-term space flight on the human body.
NASA is closely following Kelly and his twin brother Mark on Earth to track his body's response to weightlessness, isolation, radiation, and stress, in preparation for a possible journey to Mars.