Astronaut celebrates Jackie Robinson Day from space

Baseball April 15 is known throughout base

ball as Jackie Robinson Day. It is the anniversary of the Hall of Famer breaking baseball’s color barrier when he made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.Baseball honors the day by allowing all uniformed personnel to wear Robinson’s retired No. 42 jersey. But Robinson’s legacy affects more than just the players and people on the field. MORE: Classic Jackie Robinson photosHonoring #JackieRobinson today! #42— Terry W. Virts (@AstroTerry) April 15, 2015He’s tweeting from space! That is NASA astronaut Terry W. Virts. In March, he took command of the International Space Station as commander of Expedition 43. This just goes to show that Robinson’s reach can make an impact outside of this world.


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