On Monday, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir tweeted out her holiday wishes from the International Space Station (ISS) alongside a photo of her purple menorahs and green Stars of Davids adorned socks.
“Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate it on Earth!” Meir tweeted from the space station’s Cupola module.
— Jessica Meir (@Astro_Jessica) December 23, 2019
Hundreds of Meir’s Twitter followers expressed their appreciation and amazement.
“An important aspect of lighting the menorah in the front of our homes is publicizing the miracle of Hanukkah. By celebrating in front of the entire planet, you have taken Hanukkah to a whole new level. Great work and happy Hanukkah Jessica!” one tweet said.
“Pretty nice view but, oy, those socks!” said another.
On Sep. 25, Meir lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the ISS together with Russian astronaut Oleg Skripochka and Hazzaa Ali Almansoori, the first Arab to ever set foot on the International Space Station.
Meir is the fourth Jewish woman and the 15th Jew overall to be part of a space mission.