"Space Party Will be Booze-free," reads the headline.
The story continues,"Father Frost has sent his New Year wishes to the crew of the International Space Station. He was able to communicate with the 16th ISS mission team from the Flight Control Centre in Korolyov city in the Moscow region. Father Frost wished all the best to Russian cosmonaut Yury Malenchenko, and NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Daniel Tani. “With all my heart, I congratulate you on the New Year and wish you happiness, mutual understanding, love, health and success in your work,” Father Frost said. It’s planned the ISS crew will see in the New Year in orbit thrice: Moscow time, GMT and Huston time. The astronauts have already prepared small gifts for each other, Malenchenko said. There will be a festive menu with fresh fruit and vegetables. However, Champagne will not be served, as there's an alcohol ban at the ISS."
We don't think that is going to be a problem on ISS this expedition. Pehaps someone forgot to tell the queen of the jello shots, Commander Whitson, about that ban?