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    Astronauts Celebrating Christmas From Space

    Astronauts Show How They Celebrate Christmas in Space - Science Techniz.

    NASA astronaut Jessica Meir and the co posted incredible video footage and photo for Hanukkah greeting and the preparation for the Christmas from the International Space Station (ISS) 250 miles above Earth.
    This is how it feels when in addition to your childhood dream being fulfilled by arriving to Space Station you’re greeted by your Astro-brothers and sisters on the other side of the hatch.
    Meir, who is of Swedish-Israeli descent and grew up in the US, posted the awe-inspiring photo to Instagram and Twitter on the first night of Hanukkah, featuring a pair of holiday-themed socks which had Hanukkah emblems including the hanukkiah (candelabra) and the Star of David. Her festive footwear is seen from inside the International Space Station, where she is currently working aboard as part of NASA's Expedition 61 and 62. The space station orbits Earth from 250 miles above.

    "Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate it on Earth!" she wrote in a caption alongside the picture. Meir, who also posted the photo to Twitter, has received tens of thousands of likes and comments from people around the world also celebrating the eight-day Jewish festival of lights.

    The International Space Station followed up on Twitter with a season's greeting featuring Meir and her fellow astronauts Christina Koch, Drew Morgan, and Commander Luca Parmitano, who are all spending the holidays apart from their families.

    "As a child growing up, I was fortunate enough to celebrate two different holidays all through the holiday season, both Christmas and Hanukkah," she said in the video message. "So whatever it is you're celebrating this holiday season, we hope that you find peace and love, and enjoy spending time with those around you who are important."

    According to Business Insider's Morgan McFall-Johnsen, spacewalks, formally called extravehicular activities or EVAs, are routine yet risky operations. During these tasks, the astronauts put on bulky spacesuits and step outside the ISS. The ISS has conducted 220 spacewalks since its construction in December 1998. Meir and Koch conducted the first-female spacewalk in October, spending hours outside the International Space Station to fix a faulty battery part. It was Meir's first spacewalk and Koch's fourth.

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