Hanukkah in Zero G: Jewish Astronaut (And Festive Socks) Celebrates Holiday in Space

'Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate it on Earth!' Jessica Meir, who took part of the first all-female spacewalk, tweets

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Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir celebrated the first night of Hanukkah from the International Space Station on Sunday.

"Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate it on Earth!" she tweeted  alongside a photo of her Hanukkah-themed socks with the view of Earth in the background.

Meir was part of the first all-female spacewalk in October, alongside NASA astronaut Christina Koch.

In the past, Meir has also shared photos of Israel from space, commemorating her father.

“My father’s globe spanning journey as a surgeon from the Middle East, to Europe, and eventually to the U.S. was an inspiration to many in my immediate and extended family. #TheJourney,” Meir tweeted in November. 

Israeli President Reuvin Rivlin responded to Meir writing, “Dear Jessica, that you for taking us with you on your space voyage. We are proud of you and send warm regards from Israel.”

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