Just one month ago, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques embarked on a 6-month expedition as the flight engineer on the International Space Station. Saint-Jacques departed on his mission on December 3rd, 2018, making him one of the coveted few Canadians to travel out into space this year.
Saint-Jacques has been spending his time at the Space Station with NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Russian astronaut, Oleg Kononenko. They're on a mission got "support world-class science and time-critical operations," while helping the Canadian Space Agency "make space travel safer for humans".
Even though Saint-Jacques is a space-engineer and spending December floating out in space, that doesn't mean he's forgotten that it's Christmas. In a surprising video, Saint-Jacques and fellow astronaut Anne McClain sent a holiday greeting to Canadians back at home.
Even though the video is definitely cringey, it's kind of adorable. Saint-Jacques and McClain posted a 37-second video via the Canadian Space Agency wearing matching Santa hats while wishing Canadians "Happy Holidays".
Click below to watch the full greeting from the Canadian Space Agency.
On December 21st, 2018 the Canadian Space Agency posted a short video from Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain. In the quirky video, the two astronauts appear upside down when they enter into the screen's view.
The two astronauts begin talking about finding a missing elf on board the Space Station, which concludes with Saint-Jacques calling the absent elf a "naughty guy". It's pretty hilarious, to be honest.
Shortly after, Saint-Jacques and McClain appear right side up and begin reciting a holiday greeting from the team at the Space Station. It's a little unsettling to see people floating around in space. McClain says, "From low earth orbit, my Canadian crew mate David Saint Jacques, myself, Anne McClain and our Russian crewmate Oleg Kononenko wish everybody a Merry Christmas, a happy peaceful and joyous holiday season."
Saint-Jacques goes on finish the Christmas greeting in French with just one line before ending the video.
Source: Canadian Space Agency