Imagine spending Christmas 400km above the Earth in a rocket with five friends, surrounded by Christmas decorations, cards and gifts. Enjoying not one, but rumour has it two big meals.
Well for the six astronauts at the International Space Station, that’s exactly how it will be spent…
In a heartwarming message home, Dan Burbank says “this planet of ours is indescribably beautiful”. It’s a lovely message.. Enjoy it here…http://www.space.com/video
You can see for yourself the brave men on their journey to the stars, with their take-off video here.
“We wish everyone on planet Earth, a happy, safe and most of all a peaceful christmas”