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Astronaut Can Watch College Football in Space

Astronaut Can Watch College Football in Space
Posted Wednesday, August 6th 2014 @ 12pm  by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – Barry Wilmore blasts off for the International Space Station on Sept. 25 for a six-month mission, which is great for him as an astronaut but lousy for him as a college football fan. Solution: NASA has agreed to provide the new SEC network on the ISS so Wilmore can get his fix, reports the Tennessean, which adds that the 51-year-old Wilmore played college ball himself at Tennessee Tech. (NASA, in fact, seems sympathetic to its sports-loving astronauts, making sure that the ISS crew could watch World Cup games this summer, notes USA Today.)

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