Holidays in space: an astronaut photo album

Space Station Cargo Ship Launches With Gifts, Supplies

Russian Federal Space Agency.

A Russian Soyuz rocket launches the Progress 27 cargo ship toward the International Space Station on Dec. 23, 2007 to deliver fresh supplies, birthday gifts and Christmas presents.

Fresh Cargo Ship Delivers Gifts to Station Astronauts


The unmanned Progress 27 cargo closes in on the International Space Station's Pirs docking port carrying Christmas gifts and other supplies during its smooth Dec. 26, 2007 docking.

Expedition 50 Crew Celebrates Thanksgiving


The failure of Russia’s robotic Progress 65 cargo mission on Dec. 1, 2016 didn't endanger the six crewmembers of the International Space Station’s Expedition 50 (seen here celebrating Thanksgiving on Nov. 24, 2016), NASA officials said.

Super Bowl's Start Hinges on Space Coin Flip

NASA/Marv Smith

Super Bowl Sunday may as well be a holiday, and even astronauts do their part. The STS-129 astronaut crew presented the space-flown flip coin to NFL officials at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Jan. 27, 2010. The coin was used to decide the start of Super Bowl 44 in South Florida.

'Space Rose' Adds New Year's Parade to 5.3 Million Mile Journey


A "Tournament of Roses" rose, seen here with astronaut Rex Walheim, floated in Earth orbit in February 2008 before riding on a float in the 2009 Rose Parade.

Mars500 Crew on Chinese New Year


The 6-man crew of the Mars500 mission, a 500-day simulated mission to Mars, poses for a fun photo on Chinese New Year in February 2011.

St. Patrick's Day in Space and Chris Hadfield

Canadian Space Agency/Chris Hadfield (Cmdr_Hadfield)

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield floats inside the International Space Station clad all in green for St. Patrick's Day on March 17, 2013. [Read the Full Story]

Easter Eggs in Space for Expedition 35

Canadian Space Agency/Chris Hadfield (Cmdr_Hadfield)

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, Expedition 35 commander, shows the six Easter eggs he packed for his six-man International Space Station crew in a photo posted to Twitter on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. [Read the Full Story]

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