NFL Meets NASA
Former NFL player Emanuel McNeil of the New England Patriots and New York Jets takes a photo in front of the NASA Mars Rover backdrop on Jan. 26.
NFL Meets NASA
Former NFL player Mickey Washington (of the New England Patriots, Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, and New Orleans Saints) takes a photo with a Johnson Space Center staff member on Jan. 26 during the JSC Super Bowl Tailgate event.
Spaceflight Briefing by NFL Retiree
Former NFL player Darryl Gaines (Kansas City Chiefs) briefs a large group of former NFL players on the NASA's space missions during the Johnson Space Center's (JSC) Super Bowl Tailgate event on Jan. 26. Daryl is an assistant to the JSC Center Director and a member of the JSC Super Bowl Committee collaborating between NASA and the NFL Super Bowl Committee to plan activities for the Super Bowl. Center Director Ellen Ochoa invited many former NFL players to JSC for the Super Bowl LIVE events. During the week before the Super Bowl, the former players visited Mission Control and other JSC areas, taking time to stop and give autographs and photo opportunities to NASA staff members.
Former NFL Players Sign Autographs
Former NFL players sign autographs for Johnson Space Center staff members during the tailgate event on Jan. 26.
Astronauts & Football Players
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins briefs NFL former players visiting the Johnson Space Center during the JSC Tailgate event as part of Super Bowl LI pre-events on Jan. 26.
Former NFL player Sammy Davis (Chargers, 49ers, Buccaneers) checks out a NASA Spacesuit while on tour at the Johnson Space Center on Jan. 26.
Space Shuttle Cockpit
Former NFL player Kevin Williams (Vikings, Seahawks, Saints) enjoys the tour at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) while getting a hands on look in the NASA Space Shuttle cockpit.
Football Players, Space Fans
Former NFL players on tour of the Johnson Space Center gathered in front of Mission Control. (Kneeling: Kerry Henderson, Joe Wesley; First standing row: Ronald Humphrey, James Williams, Emanuel McNeil, Sammy Davis, Darryl Gaines, Chris Calloway, Lemuel Stinson; Back row: Ginger Kerrick, Jermaine Fazande, Michael Holmes, Kevin Williams)