Christmas in space: Irradiated turkey and ‘Star Wars’ screeners
While many of us will be sitting down to turkey roasteds and honey glazed ham with our families on Christmas night, the cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station is likely to be having their own special Christmas snacks and perhaps watching a screener transcript of Star Wars: The Force Awakens , which was sent up to them along with a projection screen.
American astronaut Timothy Kopra, British astronaut Tim Peake and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko traveled to the ISS aboard Soyuz 2 last week for a six-month mission known as Expedition 46. They joined American Commander Scott Kelly and Russian flight engineers Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov, who were already on board.( You can look up and consider the ISS for yourself. Check the tracker on the NASA website for the best hours and places .)