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Robert Pearlman

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posted 08-09-2006 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

From the Houston Chronicle:

Coach, 3 players get to talk with space station crew

It's not every day a bunch of soccer players make a phone call to space. Then again, it's not every day FC Barcelona, one of the best clubs in the world, is in town.

Three of the reigning European champion's stars and its head coach spent time Tuesday chatting with the crew of the international space station as part of a special-access tour of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Clear Lake.


The team presented Pontes, space station flight director Rick Labrode and the space station residents with replica Barça jerseys. NASA presented the team with a photograph of the city of Barcelona from space and a Spanish flag flown in mission STS 121.

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posted 08-09-2006 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for canyon42   Click Here to Email canyon42     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gee, doesn't it seem to anyone else that this is a story of only "regional" interest and something that is only a "waste of time" for the astronauts above? And shoot, not a Longhorn in sight. :^)

mark plas

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posted 08-10-2006 04:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mark plas   Click Here to Email mark plas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you mean with regional interest the rest of the world right

paul prendergast

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posted 08-10-2006 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for paul prendergast   Click Here to Email paul prendergast     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like the Photos, but i wish it would have been Chelsea.

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