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Russian cosmonauts are hoping to hit a golf ball into Earth's orbit from the International Space Station, setting a record for the longest drive ever made.
If Nasa gives the go-ahead, the attempt will take place during one of three spacewalks planned for 2006.
The ball will be hit with a gold-plated golf club, made of the same scandium alloy used to build the station, and is expected to orbit Earth for four years.
Some experts warn a mishap could cause "catastrophic" damage to the station.
The ball is expected to travel millions of miles - its progress tracked using global positioning transmitters as it gradually loses altitude through atmospheric drag.