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November 22, 2006

Russian cosmonaut hits golf ball into orbit.: Cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin hit a golf ball into Earth's orbit from the International Space Station on Wednesday to raise money for the Russian space program at the start of a six-hour spacewalk.

posted by worldcup2002 to extreme at 11:58 PM - 11 comments

It's all fun and games unil the golf ball falls and hits someone in the head.

posted by Bishop at 01:27 AM on November 23

It's all fun and games unil the golf ball falls and hits someone in the head. Then it becomes a laugh riot. I'd like to see NASA explain the latest floating object the Hubble telescope picks up.

posted by NerfballPro at 07:53 AM on November 23

Even though its much lighter than a regulation ball, I'd love to see it burn up upon re-entry.In any case this is almost as cool as the original shot on the moon.

posted by sickleguy at 09:43 AM on November 23

I wonder how many yards it went. it has to be the longest drive Yet :)

posted by The Tribster at 09:50 AM on November 23

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

posted by The Tribster at 09:51 AM on November 23

It's all fun and games unil the golf ball falls and hits someone in the head. I wonder how many yards it went. From the first paragraph of the article:

send the lightweight ball on a journey estimated to take it around the Earth at least 48 times before it burns up in the atmosphere

posted by qbert72 at 10:47 AM on November 23

That ought to beat the PGA long drive record! 48 * 24,000 miles.... Hopefully the fundraising was not American-style 25 cents or dollar per mile before burn up.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:26 PM on November 23

So if the ball lands out of bounds, does he have to take the stroke and distance and hit it again? (He was over-clubbed anyway. He probably could have done as well with a choked down 9-iron.)

posted by Howard_T at 01:55 PM on November 23

He shanked it in space for sponsors Hey the only thing I have to say to everyone on sportsfilter is HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone who celebrates it

posted by luther70 at 03:25 PM on November 23

Period.

posted by tommytrump at 03:27 PM on November 23

The Russians are guessing it will burn up in space after the 48 times round the earth. The sponsors bet it won't. I'd hate to be the satellite or rocket or space shuttle that proves the sponsors right.

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:51 PM on November 24

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