June 30, 2014
Categories: ESA, ISS, NASA, USA

German astronaut Alexander Gerst shaved-off his USA colleagues  Gregory Wiseman and Stephen Swanson working with him onboard the International Space Station. The astronauts made a bet whether USA team could fight off the German one at the  World Football Championship and the Americans lost it.

According to the terms of the bet in case USA team have won Gerst would have to paint the American flag on his bald head. If it was the Germany to win, both NASA astronaut had to shave their hair off.

Football match took place in Recife city at Pernambuco stadium, Germany won with a score 1:0.

More from this category:
August 16, 2013

Two Russian crew members on board the International Space Station (ISS) will carry out a spacewalk on Friday to install equipment for the arrival of…

full story
August 28, 2013

Zhukovsky (Moscow Region), August 28. – The 1st launch of Soyuz-2.1v light booster from Plesetsk spaceport is planned for November-December 2013, – Progress State Research…

full story
November 25, 2014

At Plesetsk spaceport Aerospace Defence troops are  preparing Soyuz-2.1b booster for Glonass-K new generation space device launch scheduled for December 1, 2014, – Russian Ministry…

full story
March 3, 2015

Russia plans to launch 12 boosters in the next three months, – spokesman for Rocket and Space industry reports. According to him spring program will…

full story
May 27, 2013

The launch of Angara light rocket from Vostochny cosmodrome will take place in 2015, – vice Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at the meeting with…

full story
December 11, 2018

The cosmonauts of Roscosmos, Sergei Prokopiev and Oleg Kononenko, on December 11, 2018 at 18:59 (Moscow time), opened the hatch of the ‘Pirs’ docking compartment…

full story
July 4, 2019

Today, on July 4, 2019, in the GCTC took place the farewell ceremony of of the main and backup crews of the ISS-60/61 , departing…

full story
September 19, 2014

Preparation works for the launch of Proton-M booster with Briz-M upper stage and Luch telecommunication satellite are under way at Baikonur spaceport. Yesterday evening Khrunichev…

full story