24 December, 2009

Space Tree!

'Canned' Christmas Tree: NASA's first space station astronauts to spend Christmas in space were the crew of Skylab 4 in 1973. They used food cans to assemble the make-shift Christmas tree seen here.

The five spaceflyers onboard the International Space Station gathered around in festive Santa hats shortly after the Soyuz TMA-17 docked on Dec 22, 2009. Credit: NASA TV

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