NASA astronaut will celebrate Hanukkah in space with felt menorah

A NASA astronaut will “light” felt candles to celebrate Hanukkah in space.

NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli plans to conduct the traditional lighting of the menorah in felt, given that the agency and International Space Station (ISS) wisely have restrictions against using fire aboard a spacecraft. The lighting will be done during Hanukkah, the Jewish festival which begins at sundown local time on Thursday (Dec. 7).