PLAYING THE FIRST GAME OF SOCCER IN SPACE

The world’s most popular game is played in every single part of the world where there is a ball, or something that resembles a ball, and a willing participant. The game has been played on every continent, on the beach, in the snow, in the desert, and every other place imaginable, but we bet you didn’t know it’s even been played in outer space.

Heath Pearce spoke with NASA’s Franklin Chang Díaz about the life of an astronaut who grew up a soccer lover in Costa Rica. Heath and Franklin share a mutual admiration for each other’s work and Franklin shares the awesome story of the very first soccer game to occur in space in 1989.

Check out the video below, and be sure to tell us the one place anywhere in the world where you would want to play a game.