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Members of the FC Barcelona Soccer Team
08.08.06
JSC2006-E-33427 -- Members of the European champion soccer team, FC Barcelona,  during a visit to NASA's Johnson Space Center + High resolution photo (2.2 Mb)
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JSC2006-E-33427 (8 August 2006) --- Members of the European champion soccer team, FC Barcelona, during a visit to NASA's Johnson Space Center, dropped by the Station (Blue) Flight Control Room in Mission Control to make a call to the Expedition 13 crew. They brought with them team jerseys for the crewmembers -- Pavel V. Vinogradov, Jeffrey N. Williams and Thomas Reiter of the European Space Agency. Astronaut Carlos Pontes, left, also received a personalized jersey from the visitors. The FC Barcelona team is scheduled to play an Aug. 9 exhibition game against Club America, one of Mexico's top club teams. Players, coaches and guests of the team visited mission control rooms used for the station and shuttle, and the historic control room used during Apollo missions and lunar landings. They also visited training facilities including full-scale mockups of the station and shuttle. (Image credit: NASA)

JSC2006-E-33425 -- Members of the European champion soccer team, FC Barcelona, made a special call to the International Space Station crew. + High resolution photo (2.5 Mb)
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JSC2006-E-33425 (8 August 2006) --- Members of the European champion soccer team, FC Barcelona, made a special call at 4:10 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 8 to the International Space Station crew. During a visit to NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, the team stopped in the Station (Blue) Flight Control Room in Mission Control to make the call. The FC Barcelona team is scheduled to play an Aug. 9 exhibition game against Club America, one of Mexico's top club teams. Players, coaches and guests of the team visited mission control rooms used for the station and shuttle, and the historic control room used during Apollo missions and lunar landings. They also visited training facilities including full-scale mockups of the station and shuttle. (Image credit: NASA)