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Man-In-Space Firsts:
Orbital Sports

First Moon golfer: Apollo 14 astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. hit golf balls hundreds of yards across the lunar surface with a jury-rigged six-iron in February 1971.

First new space game: Bored astronauts at America's Skylab space station in 1973 thought up a fun game to play in zero gravity -- Catch the Peanut. A dry-roasted nut would escape its tin from time to time, floating away in the 84-ft. station. When a hapless kernel would wander by, an astronaut would open his mouth and push off the nearest wall. If he didn't aim just right, the peanut would bounce off his face.

First space bummer: Skylab astronauts had a set of Velcro darts and Velcro dartboard, but they weren't much fun at the station as the darts wobbled across space toward the target. Also, the set of three balls included in astronaut recreation gear was a bummer. They never seemed to stop bouncing, often becoming lost in the station.

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