Astronauts Can't Play Pokemon Go in Space, NASA Says

Thanks, Obama.


After dominating Earth, could Pokemon Go take over space? Not so fast.

NASA has now come forward to say that while astronauts aboard the International Space Station do have smartphones, they aren't for personal use. Also, the devices don't have internet access, so it would be impossible to play.

"Unfortunately, it is not possible for the astronauts to play," a NASA representative told The Verge. "While there is a small number of smartphones available on the space station, the crew uses them for science activities, but not for personal use. The smartphones and other mobile devices on station (tablets) also do not have internet connectivity."

There is some kind of a NASA-Pokemon connection, however. A number of Pokemon, including Krabby and Rattata, have been spotted at The Kennedy Space Center in Houston, Texas. Additionally, it's been discovered that NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is also a gym.

In other recent Pokemon Go news, a report said the free game has already pulled in $14 million from its various microtransactions. Additionally, the controversial Westboro Baptist Church has recruited Jigglypuff in wake of trolling.

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