The entire world welcomed the new year in a glaring style. While everyone in Earth was conveying their greetings to others in different ways, International Space Station (ISS) astronauts were not lagged behind. From ISS, the astronauts wished our planet a very Happy New Year.
Three ISS astronauts named Rick Mastracchio, Mike Hopkins and Koichi Wakata recorded a video withing ISS, through which they wished a very Happy New Year. The video was later broadcast in Times Square during New York City’s epic New Year’s Eve bash. The video was shown on Toshiba Vision screen and it was introduced by NASA astronaut Mike Massimino. Here’s the video.
On the other side, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, who returned from the ISS in November, also shared well wishes for New Yorkers and the world in 2014, citing, “As seen from 260 miles above its surface, our earth is a beautiful, fragile place. We are living and working on the International Space Station to learn about our Earth, and to learn how to send humans farther into our solar system than we’ve even been before. From all of us at NASA, in space and on Earth, Happy New Year.”