NASA astronauts ring in new year with very different ball drop

Astronauts got to celebrate start of 2021 16 times

DETROIT – Crew members on the International Space Station rang in the new year with a very different ball drop Thursday.

How do you drop the ball in zero gravity?

Turns out you do not. The globe they used for the ball drop went up, not down.

The NASA astronauts also got to celebrate the start of 2021 16 times, since the space station orbits the earth every 90 minutes.

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