It's a view that didn't last long -- what with Astronaut Scott Kelly speeding along at 17,500 MPH.
As Super Bowl 50 played out far below, one man had perhaps the most incredible view — even if he couldn’t quite make out the action.
Astronaut Scott Kelly snapped some amazing photos of Levi’s Satdium in Santa Clara, California, during the Big Game as he sat in the International Space Station high above the Earth, according to an ESPN report.
He didn’t get to hang around long, as he passed by overhead at 17,500 miles per hour. But it was long enough to get some great photos. And don’t worry, Kelly didn’t miss the game — he had a television hooked up in the space station that allowed him to catch all the action, and he even jokingly tweeted a picture of his TV setup: “Hosted #SuperBowl party on @space_station, but no one showed up. I would have served nachos! #YearInSpace”
Kelly, a retired U.S. Navy captain, is in the midst of a year-long mission on the ISS and currently holds the record for total number of days spent in space by an American astronaut.
The ISS, which was first launched into orbit in 1998, is now the largest artificial body in orbit, and can be seen with the naked eye from Earth. It is in low earth orbit, operating at an altitude between 205 and 270 miles, and completes 15.54 orbits per day — meaning Kelly got at least a couple of glimpses of the Super Bowl.
The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50, giving Denver its third Super Bowl title.