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#BIGPICTURE: 'Astro-Alex' watches world cup from space station


German astronaut Alexander Gerst watches the world cup like a lot of us, except he doesn't need a chair -- look at him just laying back and relaxing. That's because he is watching his German team from the International Space station -- 250 miles above earth. Germany lost a tough one to Mexico on Sunday, but Gerst says the first game is just a dress rehearsal... and he'll be watching the team try and bounce back. Photograph courtesy of Alex Gerst.