Topics: Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah From Space!

Jewish astronaut tweets Hanukkah greeting and festive photo from the International Space Station

Happy Hanukkah From Space!

Jessica Meir might not be able to light Hanukkah candles this year, but that didn’t stop her from sharing in the holiday spirit with everyone back on earth.

Meir, a NASA astronaut, is currently serving aboard the International Space Station. Before leaving the planet’s surface back in September, Meir made sure to pack a pair of festive Hanukkah socks, which she proudly displayed in a viral Twitter post.

Meir’s father is an Iraqi Jew who immigrated to Israel as a child. Her mother is a Swedish Christian, though the family maintains a Jewish lifestyle, and Jessica is a friend of the Jewish state.