World’s Record Golf Shot

Never mind that he has played golf only twice in his life. Russian flight engineer aboard the international space station hit a drive that even Tiger Woods couldn’t match.

Cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin hit a golf ball into Earth’s orbit from the International Space Station on Wednesday to raise money for the Russian space program at the start of a six-hour spacewalk.


Tyurin, the station’s flight engineer, made a one-armed swat with a gold-plated six-iron to send the lightweight ball on a journey estimated to take it around the Earth at least 48 times before it burns up in the atmosphere.’

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