1. Astronaut best friends
On Sept. 25, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir climbed aboard a spacecraft docked at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and blasted off toward the International Space Station. With picture-perfect timing, Meir’s best friend, astronaut Christina Koch, snapped a photo of her ascent during the second stage of the rocket launch. “What it looks like from @Space_Station when your best friend achieves her lifelong dream to go to space,” Koch wrote in a tweet.