In what is a first both for the broadcaster and the sport, Eddie Jones' fortunes in his first game as England coach will be beamed into the International Space Station for British astronaut Tim Peake.
Peake, the first British European Space Agency astronaut, is a keen rugby fan and will be kitted out in an England jersey to watch the Red Rose do battle at Murrayfield 400km below him tomorrow afternoon.
"Streaming in space is an exciting first for us," said the BBC's head of TV Sport Philip Bernie. "We knew Tim was a massive rugby fan and now he can join the rest of the nation watching Scotland v England in the Six Nations."
Peake himself joked: "I know that space is a hostile environment, but Murrayfield, for the old Calcutta Cup, that's a whole different matter."