ASA Crew On International Space Station Spend New Year In Space

( With lockdowns still in place across much of the world right now, the International Space Station had a much more eventful new year’s eve celebration than the rest of us. The crew of astronauts orbiting the earth at a distance of around 250 miles welcomed in the new year in space.

NASA published a video on Twitter with the message, “Hello, planet Earth!”

“We hope this inspires you to celebrate in your own way.”

American astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Kate Rubins, and Shannon Walker were joined by Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi in wishing viewers a happy new year from space.

The astronauts performed a zero-gravity “ball drop” using an inflatable planet Earth globe.

“As many of us celebrate the New Year from home this year, we’ve brought this famous tradition to space to share with you,” Mike Hopkins said.

“We hope this inspires you to celebrate in your own way,” Shannon Walker added.

And while much of the rest of the world did welcome in the new year from home, celebrities, rich people, and politicians had a very different time.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio had a particularly magical time, celebrating the arrival of the new year at a private ceremony in Times Square. While New Yorkers were ordered to stay at home, Cuomo and his wife danced in Times Square and bragged about it in a video published on Twitter.

One rule for three another for me, right?