November 1, 2013
(25 Dec. 2012) --- Stockings were obviously hung with care on Christmas Day aboard the International Space Station, but for some reason, the fireplace stand-in on Unity couldn't support a real fire. This minor detail didn't faze the spirit of the recently reunited crew members, however. The individual names of the six Expedition 34 crew members are inscribed on their respective stockings. The scene is actually in Node 1, called Unity, which was the first U.S.-built element of the International Space Station that was launched, and it connects the U.S. and Russian segments of the orbital outpost.
Topics: Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Disaster Accident, Faze, Unity, Expedition 3, Space stations, International Space Station