Happy Zero-Gravity Hanukkah! Jewish Holiday Celebrated Aboard International Space Station
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Astronauts on the International Space Station have been celebrating Hanukkah, or Chanukah, with a paper menorah the traditional spinning of a dreidel - in zero gravity! Crew member Jasmin Moghbeli shared this video footage of the dreidel spinning after Hanukkah got underway on 7 December 2023 night. She wrote on social media: “Happy Hanukkah from the @Space_Station!! Real candles not allowed!” Moghbehli is of Iranian-Persian heritage and she usually celebrates Hanukkah on Earth with her Jewish husband and their two daughters. The crew of the ISS had even more to celebrate in early December - as the space station marked its 25th anniversary.