New version of Times Square ball tradition in space surprises internet users

New version of Times Square ball tradition in space surprises internet users
Image source: TWITTER / INTERNATIONALSPACESTATION

New version of Times Square ball tradition in space surprises internet users

To congratulate the New Year, space travelers aboard the International Space Station replicated the annual custom of Times Square’s New Years Eve ball, with a twist. The video of five astronauts performing the custom in weightless space has now made a big buzz on the internet. The video was shared with New Year’s wishes by the official ISS Twitter account on Wednesday. For those unfamiliar with the famous Times Square balloon tradition, it is held annually in Times Square in New York City. At 11:59 p.m., a dazzling ball made of crystals slides along a pole to welcome the New Year. This year the ritual will be performed but with slight changes as the ball will spike in an empty street due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Going back to the zero gravity version, the video was captioned, “How can you ‘drop’ a ball when there is no top or bottom ?.”

In the meantime, see how the internet reacted to the same:

Take a look at the preparation for the original event here:

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