Happy Holidays From the Expedition 66 Crew aboard International Space Station

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 66 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei, Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron of NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) Flight Engineer Matthias Maurer shared their thoughts about spending the holiday season in orbit and the traditions they look forward to during a downlink recorded December 15th, 2021.

Vande Hei is in the midst of a year-long mission on the station, while Chari, Marshburn, Barron, and Maurer arrived on the complex on November 11th for a planned six-month mission living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration missions as part of NASA’s Moon and Mars exploration approach, including lunar missions through NASA’s Artemis program.