NASA Joining in on the Super Bowl LV Festivities as SpaceX Crew-1 Breaks US Record

Published 02/07/2021, 4:26 PM EST


Ladies and gentlemen, the moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. It’s Super Bowl LV Sunday and fans are all set to watch two of the best teams this season go head-to-head in a thrilling encounter. Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers will become the first team in NFL history to host a Super Bowl game in front of home fans.

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Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after they score a touchdown during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

League officials in tandem with government authorities will allow a total of 25,000 fans to watch Super Bowl LV at the Raymond James Stadium on Sunday night. Patrick Mahomes and Co. will be eager to defend their title and make it back-to-back Super Bowl wins under the tutelage of revered Andy Reid.

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Apart from the 25,000 expected fans, the rest of the Pirates supporters will be disappointed that they won’t get to see their side battle it out in the largest sporting event of the year. But NASA has a surprise in store for them this Super Bowl weekend.

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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station fixated on Super Bowl LV

Later during the day, NASA reports that the International Space Station’s orbital path will take it within sighting range of Tampa, Florida, which is home of Super Bowl LV. At approximately 7:15 p.m. EST and with ideal weather overhead conditions, the ISS will be within sighting range as both these NFL football teams compete for glory in Super Bowl LV.

In addition to that NASA further reports that the SpaceX Crew-1 onboard the ISS have also set a new US space record on February 7, 2020.

“Four SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts living aboard the International Space Station will surpass the U.S. record on Sunday for most days in space by a crew launched aboard a U.S. spacecraft. They will surpass the record of 84 days set by the Skylab 4 crew on Feb. 8, 1974,” the official site says.

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Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) yells before the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight’s game at the Raymond James Stadium could mark the beginning of a new era for Mahomes and his spirited Chiefs teammates.

The likes of Tyreek Hill, Tyreek Kelce, Sammy Watkins, and others could transform themselves into the next dynasty of the NFL by beating six-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady and the Bucs. Of course, that is easier said than done.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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