Atlantis crew to deliver coin

Updated: January 25, 2010, 5:52 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The crew of space shuttle Atlantis plans to deliver to the Pro Football Hall of Fame a coin that traveled into space for use in the official coin toss at Super Bowl XLIV.

The crew finished an 11-day trip in November that included three spacewalks and installation of two platforms to the International Space Station.

Along with the coin, Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys jerseys and a football inscribed with the names of all Hall of Fame members were on the shuttle flight. All the items will be presented to the Hall in Canton, Ohio, on Wednesday.

The crew also will visit a NASA research center in Cleveland and a Cleveland Cavaliers game. The astronauts will bring an NBA jersey that was on the flight.


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