Jewish Astronaut Wishes Happy Hanukkah from Space


NASA astronaut Jessica Meir of Caribou was joined by fellow astronauts Luca Parmitano, Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan in wishing all on Earth happy holidays from the International Space Station on December 23.

The crew of the International Space Station is having an out-of-this-world celebration for Christmas.

Meir posted a picture Sunday on Twitter of her feet in blue and neon-colored Hanukkah socks, with a Menorah and a Star of David, from the International Space Station.

It allows for observation of activities like spacewalks and shuttle approaches, but also provides the ideal place to celebrate Hanukkah. "#HappyHanukkah", Meir's tweet read.

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Boeing's Starliner spacecraft was scheduled to dock with the space station on Saturday (Dec. 21) and deliver cargo that included holiday presents. The spacewalk took seven hours.

Crew member Jessica Meir of the United States waves behind a glass wall during a final news conference ahead of a mission to the International Space Station (ISS), in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Sept. 24, 2019.

Meir arrived at the space station in late September and has already had an extremely eventful time working on the station.