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World Cup Wager: U.S. Astronauts Shave Heads After Loss

German astronaut Alexander Gerst shaves the head of American astronaut Steve Swanson as they follow-through on a World Cup bet aboard the International Space Station on June 26.
German astronaut Alexander Gerst shaves the head of American astronaut Steve Swanson as they follow-through on a World Cup bet aboard the International Space Station on June 26. NASA / ISS

American astronauts on the International Space Station, Steve Swanson, above, and Reid Wiseman, followed through on their World Cup bet, allowing their German crewmate Alexander Gerst to shave their heads to match Gerst's bald pate following the U.S. team's 1-0 loss to Germany on Thursday. Gerst posted the photo below to Twitter, saying "Mission accomplished."

U.S. astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman, right, show off their freshly-shaven heads after Gerst shaved them aboard the International Space StationNASA / ISS