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

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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.