U.S., German astronauts talk about upcoming match between their countries
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 00:36
American and German astronauts on board the International Space Station talk about expectations ahead of the Germany-USA World Cup Soccer game. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: American astronauts Reid Wiseman and Steven Swanson, and German astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station on Wednesday (June 24) talked about their expectations ahead of the Germany-USA World Cup game.
"I think it is looking good because two against one up here, I think the U.S. chances are pretty good," said U.S. astronaut Reid Wiseman.
The astronauts, who were giving an interview to ESPN's "SportsCenter" while aboard the International Space Station, talked about watching World Cup soccer matches in orbit, and talked about their expectations for the June 26 match between the U.S. and Germany.
"We have this little bet going of course, if the U.S. wins these guys are allowed to draw a little U.S. flag on my head, then again if Germany wins I think these guys need to shave their heads so we are all look alike. So in any way I am looking forward to the outcome of this game. I am pretty sure it is going to be fun" said German astronaut Alexander Gerst.
Mission control in Houston is sending the televised matches to the crew members through the station's communications system.
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