Although this year’s Christmas celebrations have been downplayed globally due to the impact of the epidemic, the cheers of the holiday have successfully spread to outer space. Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) not only celebrated Christmas on the space station, they also sent messages about human resilience to humans.
All 7 members of the ISS Expedition 64 crew took a day off in orbit to relax, but 5 of them played some special videos for everyone on the planet. When talking about how the pandemic changed lives, they paid tribute to the human spirit and talked about how they celebrated Christmas, showing the gifts they received via express mail.
Even if the crew took a day off, they also emphasized that the mission control team at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston is working around the clock and will work all day during the holiday period with special tweets.
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The flight controller will get special ❄️#Holiday❄️ from @Space_Station residents @NASA_Astronauts Kate Rubins, @AstroVicGlover and @Astro_illini!
📸: NASA/Anthony Vareha pic.twitter.com/tYgrQpz5H8
—Johnson Space Center (@NASA_Johnson) December 24, 2020
The international crew of the International Space Station includes NASA astronauts Kate Rubins, Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover Jr. and Shannon Walker. Japanese Space Agency astronaut Noguchi Noguchi; Russian astronauts Sergei Kud Svechkov and Sergei Richkov.
In order to comply with the tradition, they decorated the International Space Station with holiday decorations made from items found around the station, and challenged mission controllers to show off it with holiday decorations made from materials only in the building. Scoville, wearing a festive red and green Christmas suit jacket, replied: “Accept the challenge!” Before adding, “I might have to cut this jacket short and make something new.”
Exp 64 astronauts talk about vacations away from family and friends. They show off some of their gifts and issue decoration challenges to Mission Control via @NASA_Johnson. pic.twitter.com/sNcssj6Eio
—International Space Station (@Space_Station) December 24, 2020
In the video message, the holiday atmosphere is obvious. SpaceX Crew Dragon pilot Victor Glover showed off his socks (printed with family photos), and Japan Aerospace Agency engineer Soichi Noguchi shared an early Christmas gift for the team . Mackerel made by a group of girls. “This is a small can of mackerel, but it’s a huge leap for Japanese high school girls,” Noguchi jokingly showed off the gift.
And because there is no Santa Claus during Christmas, this is the first time in history that astronauts on the International Space Station have been specially visited by a strange spacecraft. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) unveiled a new video of Santa Claus flying over the holiday celebration radio.
Are you waiting for a visit from Santa’s sleigh? Our @NASA_Astronauts is doing the same thing! This year, @NORADSanta will specifically prevent International @Space_Station from giving gifts.
Keep track of other places he is going: https://t.co/TAfztY2fO7 pic.twitter.com/H0RHyTb7fC
-NASA (@NASA) December 24, 2020
The FAA said in a statement: “For the first time, the FAA issued a special commercial space license to Santa Claus to use his Rudolph rocket-powered StarSleigh-1 capsule for manned flights to the International Space Station. It added: “Let’s face it, 2020 is a difficult year, and all of us can use some special holiday cheers that only Santa Claus can provide.”
Earlier, they spent some time on a particularly difficult holiday to convey the message of “resilience” to their homes, which once again explained the significance of their naming of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, which will have four names in November. The astronaut was launched to the space station.
@@NASA_astronaut Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, Kate Rubins and @JAXA_enastronaut Nochichi reflect on an unprecedented year and remind us of the resilience of the human spirit as we enter the new year. pic.twitter.com/zK9CgG9ZdA
—International Space Station (@Space_Station) December 22, 2020
In the past 20 years, astronauts have spent vacations on the International Space Station (ISS) away from their families and families on Earth. Every year, they enjoy the celebrations of outer space by adopting new ways to make these events immortal. .