11.22.2006

Miniature Golf in Space
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Russian cosmonaut tees off in space. Now there is a miniature golf facility at the International Space Station...
"I can see it as a little dot moving away from us," Tyurin said, after hitting his shot with a six-iron.

But just how far did that baby go?

Like in any golf story, it depends on who you talk to.

That drive went a billion miles — or will by the time it eventually comes down in a couple years — said Nataliya Hearn, the president of Element 21 Golf Company. The Toronto firm is paying the cash-starved Russian space agency an undisclosed amount for the golf stunt to promote its new golf club that includes a space-program-derived metal.

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