While the astronauts living on the International Space Station (ISS) may have not been able to celebrate news years like many of us on earth by enjoying fireworks, outdoor picnics and family time, they did get to see a spectacular view of the earth. To add to that they also got to celebrate new years 16 times as the ISS orbited the earth and passed through 16 times on midnight in different time zones.

NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts wished the people of Earth a happy New Year in a video recorded fro their post on the space station. Virts said “We want wish everybody a happy, healthy, prosperous 2015 as we get the awesome privilege of celebrating New Year’s up here on the space station with our crewmates,” Below is the new years message from the crew onboard the ISS.