December 25th is upon us and that the day will be packed with gift openings, good food, and family time for millions of people here on Earth. Believe it or not, things aren't all that different for astronauts floating some 250 miles above our planet on the International Space Station, and NASA has taken the opportunity to explain how some of the world's bravest scientists are spending their long weekend in orbit.
Just like their counterparts here on Earth, NASA astronauts aboard the ISS will get the day off to relax and reflect on 2017 and anticipate the year ahead. When the most recent cargo mission dropped off its wares at the ISS, a whole bunch of gifts came along for the ride, and both NASA's ISS crew and Russian cosmonauts aboard the floating laboratory will be opening surprises sent from their families and friends back home.
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Here’s what Christmas is like aboard the International Space Station originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 25 Dec 2017 at 22:01:08 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.