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For the curiously high concentration of gamers currently wondering if Pokémon Go has reached the vacuum of space, it looks like NASA is ready to disappoint you.

A succession of Tweets have been posted to NASA inquiring if any Pokémon could be found floating above our atmosphere, or perhaps chilling aboard the International Space Station.

Media and culture website The Verge took it upon themselves to reach out to NASA for comment, to which NASA replied:

Unfortunately, it is not possible for the astronauts to play. 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.

It also doesn’t help that Pokémon Go uses GPS to operate, which obviously wouldn’t work somewhere that isn’t on the planet. Alas, the rampant hunt for Pokémon won’t be spreading to space just yet, but there is likely more than enough going on down here on earth to keep the staggering amount of players occupied.

This also doesn’t mean that NASA is free from the Pokémon tidal wave:

Source: The Verge

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

NASA actually answers if it’s possible to play Pokémon Go in space

Could Team Rocket catch Pokémon if they used a rocket to fly into space?

By Nick Plessas | 07/12/2016 07:12 PM PT | Updated 07/12/2016 07:19 PM PT

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For the curiously high concentration of gamers currently wondering if Pokémon Go has reached the vacuum of space, it looks like NASA is ready to disappoint you.

A succession of Tweets have been posted to NASA inquiring if any Pokémon could be found floating above our atmosphere, or perhaps chilling aboard the International Space Station.

Media and culture website The Verge took it upon themselves to reach out to NASA for comment, to which NASA replied:

Unfortunately, it is not possible for the astronauts to play. 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.

It also doesn’t help that Pokémon Go uses GPS to operate, which obviously wouldn’t work somewhere that isn’t on the planet. Alas, the rampant hunt for Pokémon won’t be spreading to space just yet, but there is likely more than enough going on down here on earth to keep the staggering amount of players occupied.

This also doesn’t mean that NASA is free from the Pokémon tidal wave:

Source: The Verge

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About Nick Plessas

view all posts

Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808