Saturday, December 24, 2005
Xmas cheer in outer space
An unmanned Russian spaceship carrying food, water, fuel and Christmas goodies for Russian cosmonaut Valery Tokarev and U.S. astronaut William McArthur docked at the International Space Station on Friday. The two have been on board for nearly 3 months as part of NASA's Expedition 12.
McArthur is in good humour about the total incongruity of the situation, reports Reuters.
"Santa's sleigh has arrived," McArthur said. "Valery and I have really been very good boys this year so we're certain there are going to be lots of goodies on board for us."
Goodies include a doll of Father Frost, a Russian analog of Santa Claus, chocolates and DVD disks as Christmas and New Year gifts.
Gosh! I wish I were an astronaut ;)