Ten astronauts will spend Christmas extraterrestrial, from four different countries, at the International Space Station (ISS) and the Chinese Tiangong space station. The first humans to spend Christmas in space were American astronauts Frank Bormann, James Lovell and William Anders, the first to leave Earth’s orbit.
According to the British newspaper, “Daily Mail”, the trio celebrated this occasion in 1968 aboard Apollo 8, as they transmitted famous footage to Earth on Christmas Eve, and it is estimated that about one billion people in 64 countries tuned in to the live broadcast, which is The equivalent of one out of every four people alive at that time.
The following individuals will spend Christmas Day this year in low Earth orbit.
7 people on the International Space Station:
Kayla Barron (USA)
Raja Shari (USA)
Peter Dubrov (Russia)
Thomas Marshburn (USA)
Matthias Maurer (Germany)
Anton Shkaplerov (Russia)
Mark Vandy Hee (USA)
3 people in Tiangong space station:
Yi Guangfu (China)
Wang Yaping (China)
Zhai Zhigang (China)
Enjoying a festive meal of duck liver on Mexican tortillas and salt pork with lentils, spending Christmas in space has become the norm since the permanent human presence in space began on November 2, 2000.
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