Jewish NASA Astronaut Sends 'Happy Hanukkah' Greeting From Space

Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir from the International Space Station on the first day of Hanukkah

Astronaut Jessica Meir celebrates Hanukkah from, where else, space CNN

NASA astronaut Jessica Meir of Caribou was joined by fellow astronauts Luca Parmitano, Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan in wishing all on Earth happy holidays from the International Space Station on December 23.

One astronaut on the International Space Station celebrated Hanukkah yesterday (Dec. 22) with some colorful accessories.

It allows for observation of activities like spacewalks and shuttle approaches, but also provides the flawless place to celebrate Hanukkah.

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Meir, 42, posted on Twitter along with a photo of her feet, covered with socks designed with menorahs and Star of Davids, floating atop windows that provide a view of Earth down below.

You could see Earth beneath her feet in the picture.

With thousands of likes and retweets, people around the world appreciated Meir's holiday greeting, with many responding with "chag sameach", which translates to "happy holidays" in Hebrew.

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In October, Meir famously took part in the all-woman spacewalk and has spent her time at the International Space Station ever since.

Meir, who arrived on the space station late September, is scheduled to spend more than six months on board the station.

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