Discovery’s seven astronauts are among the most culturally diverse of any space shuttle crew. There are two African-Americans, an astronaut of Indian descent, the soon-to-be first Swede in space, a British-born mission specialist, an Alaskan and a Jersey Boy.
The Swede, Christer Fuglesang, is a former national Frisbee champion and plans to bring a Frisbee up to space. During a live satellite link-up with children on Earth, he’ll try to set the record for maximum time aloft! (more…)
Link to ABC’s story: How long will a Frisbee fly in space?
Discovery took off early Sunday morning, and now the time schedule is official: Friday December 15 GMT 19:07. That’s when the first ever officially sanctioned sports event will happen in space ! ESA (European Space Agency) have been granted official sanctioning from WFDF and the Swedish Frisbeesport Federation for an MTA (Maximum Time Aloft) competition.