WATCH: Astronauts celebrate World Cup, play soccer on Space Station

By Matt Norlander |

World Cup fever is extending to outerspace.

And spacesoccer is looking like the most fun sport since Calvinball.

American badasses/astronauts Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson, as well as German badass/astronaut Alexander Gerst, are checking out the Cup from 230 miles away -- above our planet's atmosphere.

Somehow, 230 miles actually seems closer than I thought the International Space Station would be docked. Anyway, these chaps are going to be floating and functioning to better the human race throughout the Cup; they'll be stationed on the ISS until the fall.

They're making the most of it.

Some GIFs, via the Washington Post.

Following Nasa on Twitter isn't such a bad idea, either:

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