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20th Dec 2016

Astronauts on the International Space Station send a Christmas message back home

Tony Cuddihy

The crew of the International Space Station have just sent back their Christmas message to Earth.

It might not have the musical stylings of Chris Hadfield, but it’s still a great message about seeing Christmas from above.

Peggy Whitson, Shane Kimbrough and a Santa hat-sporting Thomas Pesquet talk about missing friends and family but how lucky they are to be able to see the planet as a whole during the run-up to Christmas Day.

Here’s their message in full…