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.