Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 2019 from NASA and the Space Station Crew On Earth and in Earth Orbit

 

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 2019 from NASA and the Space Station Crew On Earth and in Earth Orbit
Expedition 61 Christmas Message: Although the astronauts aboard the International Space Station are spending the holidays apart from their families, they have the holiday spirit — and more than just a few of the most important festive supplies. Commander Luca Parmitano and NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Drew Morgan and Jessica Meir share their message for the holidays wrapping up 2019. Credit: NASA

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Cape Canaveral, FL – NASA and the multinational crew of Expedition 61 sends their heartfelt Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday greetings today on Christmas Eve 2019 – on Earth and in Earth orbit from the International Space Station (ISS).

Watch the Expedition 61 astronauts Christmas greetings here:

Video Caption: Expedition 61 Christmas Message: Although the astronauts aboard the International Space Station are spending the holidays apart from their families, they have the holiday spirit — and more than just a few of the most important festive supplies. Commander Luca Parmitano and NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Drew Morgan and Jessica Meir share their message for the holidays wrapping up 2019. Credit: NASA

NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and NASA flight controllers at the Johnson Space Center are aall helping NORAD to track Santa so he can safely deliver his presents and goodies to all Earth’s Children

Meanwhile the crew is busily conducting science experiments during Christmas week:

Here at Space UpClose we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays !!!

Peace be with you!

Its been a busy week for space fans with 2 launches this past week on Dec 16 & 20 by SpaceX and NASA/ULA/Boeing respectively.

Boeing’s Starliner human-rated spacecraft lifts off on United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on the unpiloted Orbital Flight Test mission at 6:36 a.m. EDT Dec. 20, 2019 as seen from the VAB roof. Starliner thruster firing mishap scrubbed docking to the International Space Station (ISS). Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

Be sure to read our articles and enjoy our photos.

SpaceX Falcon 9 steaks to orbit in this long exposure image from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station delivering JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 comsat to orbit at 7:10 a.m. p.m. ET Dec. 16, 2019. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

Watch Ken’s continuing reports onsite for live reporting of the recent Starliner OFT mission & SpaceX JCSAT launches at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Stay tuned here for Ken’s continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news: www.kenkremer.com –www.spaceupclose.com – twitter @ken_kremer – email: ken at kenkremer.com

Dr. Kremer is a research scientist and journalist based in the KSC area, active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics.
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Ken Kremer

Ken Kremer

Watch for Ken’s continuing onsite coverage of NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and more space and mission reports direct from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Stay tuned here for Ken's continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news. Dr. Kremer is a research scientist and journalist based in the KSC area, active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics. Ken’s photos are for sale and he is available for lectures and outreach events.

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