Category: christmas

“And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with …

“And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas – and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth.”

—Apollo 8 astronaut Frank Borman, December 24, 1968

Captain Picard finds himself in a Christmas il…

Captain Picard finds himself in a Christmas illusion in Star Trek Generations.

The Wreath of Khan.

The Wreath of Khan.

The holiday season brings a large crowd to the…

The holiday season brings a large crowd to the Visitors Information Center at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, 1971. Dig the vintage fashions of the blonde kid on the right. (NASA)

Santa Claus rides a “Space Freighter” rocket i…

Santa Claus rides a “Space Freighter” rocket in the James Smith Christmas Parade, Wellington, New Zealand, 1962. (Stuff New Zealand)

Behold a sci-fi Christmas in Ed Emshwiller cov…

Behold a sci-fi Christmas in Ed Emshwiller cover art for the January 1960 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

CHRISTMAS EVE IN SPACE – On December 24, 2012,…

CHRISTMAS EVE IN SPACE – On December 24, 2012, expedition 34 crew members assemble in the Unity node of the International Space Station for a brief holiday party. Pictured clockwise from top right in the group portrait are Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield, Evgeny Tarelkin, Roman Romanenko, Tom Marshburn, and Oleg Novitskiy. (NASA)

Santa Claus finds some robot competition in th…

Santa Claus finds some robot competition in this Ed Emshwiller cover illustration for the Christmas issue of Galaxy magazine, December 1960.

CHRISTMAS IN SPACE: Earth and the Internationa…

CHRISTMAS IN SPACE: Earth and the International Space Station reflected in the visor of spacewalker Rick Mastracchio, December 24, 2013. (NASA)

Spend a holiday in space with wonderful Ed Ems…

Spend a holiday in space with wonderful Ed Emshwiller cover illustrations for Christmas issues of Galaxy magazine, 1951 to 1960. Please note that Santa Claus appears in each one, always with four arms.