Astronauts cheer for the World Cup in space

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
As fans around the globe are gearing up for the opening match of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, some fans in outer space will be watching, too.

Astronauts will be cheering on their teams from some 230 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station.

(NBC) - As fans around the globe are gearing up for the opening match of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, some fans in outer space will be watching, too.

American astronauts Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson, as well as their German colleague Alexander Gerst, will be cheering on their teams from some 230 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station.

Wiseman captured an image of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo Thursday as the space station floated over the cities.

Brazil is playing playing Croatia in the tournament's first of 64 matches.


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