In today’s digital age, Skype even allows you to see the person you’re talking to via the Internet.
Been there, done that, right?
Well, except in this case, the person on the other end of the line wasn’t on this planet.
In the Patriots locker room this afternoon, team owner Robert Kraft called up NASA astronaut Sunita "Suni" Williams, who’s currently orbiting Earth on the international space station. Williams, a Needham, Mass. native, happens to be a huge Patriots fan as well and was thrilled to make the long-distance connection with her hometown team.
After chatting with Williams for a few minutes using a cell phone for audio and an iPad tablet for video, Kraft passed the phone to punter
When he was done, tight end
“Your suit’s way heavier than ours,” he said with a laugh. “Our armor is only five to six pounds.”
But Williams wanted to get down to business. She asked Gronk if her team is ready for the Buffalo Bills, who come to Gillette on Sunday.
“Yes, definitely,” he answered her. “We prepared pretty well this week. We’ve got another practice tomorrow. We’re definitely ready after this bye week, to get back and start playing some games, for sure.”
Williams sounds like she’s ready for some football – and to get home. She’s been on the space station since July.