Astronauts Play Ball
Astronauts Play Ball

This past summer, fans of NASA and baseball had the opportunity to meet astronauts at a Cleveland Indians game. Astronauts Michael Fincke and Gregory Johnson, both members of the second to last space shuttle mission STS-134 on space shuttle Endeavour, visited the Cleveland Indians' home stadium, Progressive Field, in July.

Both astronauts threw out ceremonial opening pitches to start the game. Fincke and Johnson then met fans during the first through third innings. They met members of the public, answered questions about space travel and signed autographs on their official astronaut photographs.

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