The answer may surprise you – while no professional games have been played on the moon, there have been a few friendly matches! In 1971, American astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell played a game of golf. They used special clubs and balls that were designed to travel shorter distances in the low gravity environment.
In 1979, Soviet cosmonauts Alexei Leonov and Valeri Kubasov also had a friendly game of football (or soccer, depending on where you’re from!). They used a small ball that was specially made for them by Adidas.
So there you have it – two sports that have been played on the moon! Who knows what the future holds for lunar sport – perhaps one day we’ll see professional games being played on the moon! Thanks for reading.
What kind of sports competitions has taken place on the moon?
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