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Zuckerberg chats with astronauts in space

Conversation between Facebook chief & members of the ISS crew lasted approximately 20 minutes

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Publish Date: Jun 3 2016 12:03PM | Updated Date: Jun 3 2016 12:03PM

Zuckerberg chats with astronauts in space
Mark Zuckerberg took the leading social network on a new journey with a live-streamed chat with astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). 
 
In a Facebook Live video broadcast shown at the NASA page of the social network, Zuckerberg praised the work going on at the station and launched a few questions, some submitted to him online.
 
The facebook chief said that our mission is to connect everyone in the world, "connecting folks who are out in space is about as extreme and cool as it gets."
 
The conversation between earthbound Zuckerberg and three members of the ISS crew lasted approximately 20 minutes and ranged from types of experiments being done in space to what food tastes like to them and what they do for fun.
 
Learning how to keep people and the station in top shape in space is an important step toward being able to further explore the cosmos, according to astronauts.
 
When asked about Facebook in space, ISS commander Timothy Kopra said that he has enjoyed sharing pictures and musings at the social network.
 
For fun, astronauts said, they stare out the window a lot and marvel at the beauty of Earth, and play with zero gravity.