Whether the space station crew will throw a traditional Super Bowl party, hold a zero-gravity football game, or just float around with the game on in the background is unknown. But the International Space Station, is just about the same size (tip to tip) as the football field the 49ers and Ravens will play on in New Orleans during Sunday's game.
Space travel seems to be taking a spotlight in the Super Bowl this year.
Car manufacturer Kia will debut its new "Space Babies" TV commercial for the Kia Sorento, in which a father tells his young son that all babies (even animal tots) actually come from the alien planet Babylandia, and launch on epic space missions in order to reach their parents on Earth.
Just after the Super Bowl, the AXE personal care products company is expected to unveil the first winner of its AXE Apollo Space Academy contest to launch 22 people on private trips to space. The contest was announced in January, with AXE teaming up with XCOR Aerospace -builder of the private suborbital space plane Lynx -and cosmic tourism firm Space Expedition Curacao to offer the trips.