Astronauts Send Christmas Wishes At 17,500 MPH, 224 Miles Above Earth [VIDEO]

December 23, 2010 10:08 am

(Image: YouTube/NASA)

It can’t be easy for the rotating crew of the International Space Station who every year during the holidays are without their loved ones, but with spirits high, they’ve yet again delivered a holiday “shout out” to the people of earth from 224 miles above the surface.

Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman of NASA and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency recorded the message on December 21 from inside the Space Station, complete with mini faux Christmas tree and ornaments.

“The holidays are a time that we treasure being with our families and our friends and we think about what we have and how much more we have than others do,” said Coleman. “Times are hard all over the world but this is a time when we can think about being together and treasuring our planet. And we have a pretty nice view of it from up here.”