View Full Version : Weightless flights will give amateurs and pros a new way to play

12-09-2005, 07:27 PM
We’ve all seen the pictures. Free-floating space travelers look to be having way too much fun frolicking in microgravity.

Even with all the daily chores and tight timelines, space crews are finding personal playtime in Earth orbit. Makeshift games can help ease the pressure of work-packed and lengthy missions.

Then there’s the case of the Apollo 14 moonwalkers back in 1971. Edgar Mitchell threw a "javelin" across the lunar landscape. Alan Shepard also knocked around some golf balls for that ultimate hole-in-one on the crater-pocked surface.