Amazing & Wacky Things

Japanese Astronaut Plays One-Man Baseball In Space

November 26, 2011

Satoshi Furukawa, an astronaut with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, created history with a out-of-this-world game of one-man baseball on the International Space Station.

In weightless conditions, Furukawa pitched, then propelled himself to the other end of a capsule, overtaking the ball as he went, before picking up a bat and making clean contact before completing the play by catching his own shot.

The 47-year-old landed safely in Kazakhstan, with two fellow astronauts, on Tuesday.

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