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Hanukkah Message From Outer Space

How Do You Light A Candle In Zero Gravity?

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NASA astronaut Jessica Meir sends a Hanukkah message, with the whole world beneath her feet

Jessica Meir posted a picture on Sunday with a holiday message from the best possible vantage for a worldwide view of the holiday season.

“Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate it on Earth! #HappyHanukkah,” Meir tweeted Sunday evening, along with a picture of her feet, wearing cozy neon Hanukkah socks covered in Menorahs and Stars of David. Beyond, our little blue sphere continues its trek around the sun.

Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate it on Earth! #HappyHanukkah pic.twitter.com/FKC2M5iXni

— Jessica Meir (@Astro_Jessica) December 23, 2019

Meir, along with fellow astronaut Christina Koch, led the first all-female spacewalk aboard the International Space Station in October. “It symbolizes exploration by all that dare to dream and work hard to achieve that dream,” Meir said at the time.

Meir arrived on the ISS in late September and is scheduled to remain aboard for another six months before her return. Next year, she may have to settle for a festival of lights set against the flickering glow of candles, rather than the unmatched expanse of stars. Still, despite its lack of traditional trappings, this year’s celebration looks to be a special one.

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Oh, and as for the candles ... lack of gravity makes a big difference.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/24/2019 at 09:58 AM   
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