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What Was the First Video Game Played in Space?
Super Mario Bros.
Tetris
Pong
Asteroids


Answer: Tetris

In 1993 Russian Cosmonaut Aleksandr A. Serebrov blasted off aboard a Soyuz TM-17 rocket to the MIR Space Station. Stashed among his personal gear was a Nintendo Game Boy and Tetris game cartridge. That Game Boy spent 197 days aboard MIR with Serebrov and, upon returning to earth, was auctioned off for $1,220 during a Russian Space History auction at Sotheby’s Auction House in 1996.

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