Christmas in space

Monday, December 25th, 2000 - 8:18 pm PST

The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith is spending this Christmas out in space, orbiting the Earth at a speed of 17, 500 mph. At this speed, like Santa Claus, he is able to travel around the world several times in just one night. Smith will celebrate today by consuming two packets of freeze-dried goose-substitute, and drinking eggnog through a tube. “I think I’d like to come down now,” said Smith cheerily. “Please?”