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It’s not everyday you get a phone call from space.

But for New England Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko and tight end Rob Gronkowski, this was far from your usual day.

On Thursday, Mesko and Gronkowski had the chance to chat with astronaut Sunita Williams over Skype live from the International Space Station.

According to a report by the Boston Herald, NASA coordinated the call with the help of the Patriots. Williams, who went to high school outside of Boston, talked with Mesko for several minutes before Gronkowski hopped on the call. The players spoke to Williams over a phone but couldn’t see her on the space station. However, Williams was able to see Mesko and Gronkowski inside the Patriots locker room from high above the Earth.

Gronkowski quickly asked Williams the most pertinent question that came to mind, “Are you floating right now?

The Herald also took some entertaining video of some of the interaction between Mesko, Gronkowski and Williams.

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11 Responses to “Patriots Skype with International Space Station”
  1. coachryanmurray says: Nov 9, 2012 4:28 AM

    He really does seem like a great guy.

  2. tatum064 says: Nov 9, 2012 4:42 AM

    Maybe the space station scientists could figure out how they lost to the Seattle Seahawks.

  3. j0esixpack says: Nov 9, 2012 4:58 AM

    With his Matt Walsh conspiracy theory debunked, expect that Marshall Faulk will assert that this proves the Patriots have a spy satellite network that watched the Rams practice and resulted in their Ser Bowl loss to the Patriots

  4. patsbbfan says: Nov 9, 2012 5:59 AM

    Yeah Gronk was thinking about all the possibilities of spiking it in space. The ball would never come down.

    Bet he does special astronaut celebration if he scores Sunday

    Hope he does it many times on Sunday

  5. kjding13 says: Nov 9, 2012 6:31 AM

    Man, Belichick will do anything to make sure he can spy on other teams practices won,t he…

  6. 315judman says: Nov 9, 2012 6:33 AM

    What an insightful question Gronk… did you follow it up with “How do you go to the bathroom in space?”

  7. eventhorizon04 says: Nov 9, 2012 6:52 AM

    Somehow, even before clicking the link, I could tell Gronk would be involved.

    “Are you floating right now?“

    That’s a quote that belongs alongside “Yo Soy Fiesta” in the Gronk Hall of Fame.

  8. hehateme2 says: Nov 9, 2012 7:15 AM

    Space Station Gate? Are they now spying from outerspace?

  9. jnbnet says: Nov 9, 2012 8:00 AM

    Oh here we go….I can just imagine the camera comments we are about to read.

  10. patriotenvy says: Nov 9, 2012 8:54 AM

    “But for New England Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko and tight end Rob Gronkowski, this was far from your usual day.”

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    So it was far from unusual day for them? You’re saying they do this all thetime then and it was no big deal. What a life these guys lead! What’s next fly with the thunderbirds. Ho-hum.

  11. exsquidao says: Nov 9, 2012 7:44 PM

    So it was far from unusual day for them? You’re saying they do this all thetime then and it was no big deal. What a life these guys lead! What’s next fly with the thunderbirds. Ho-hum.

    The TB’s are g@y, it’s the Angels they’d fly with.

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