Merry Christmas from the International Space Station! pic.twitter.com/F1ye4d7MXN— Mark T. Vande Hei (@Astro_Sabot) December 25, 2017
Space Station movie night, complete with “bungee cord chairs”, drink bags, and a science fiction flick! pic.twitter.com/IPZ2thI8rw— Mark T. Vande Hei (@Astro_Sabot) December 24, 2017
NASA astronauts at the International Space Station spent the Christmas weekend the same way so many people on Earth did -- with food, presents and Star Wars.
Astronaut Mark Vande Hei tweeted a photo showing the astronauts sitting in bungee chairs with drink bags while watching a special in-space screening of The Last Jedi. He also wished everyone a Merry Christmas in a photo showing the space station decked out in decorations and Christmas stockings. The astronauts were given the day off and spent Christmas relaxing and talking with their families.
That is THE COOLEST thing I've ever heard. Nothing I accomplish in my life will ever be that awesome! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, astronauts!