Updated: Apr 15, 2021
It's more important than ever that we stay connected to keep a healthy mind and positive outlook - especially in outer space! In this touching CNET story, Idris Elba beam a sweet message to NASA's Victor Glover on the ISS using the popular video-greeting app VidDay:
Here's a feel-good space story. NASA's Victor Glover is a trailblazer, the first Black astronaut to stay long-term on the International Space Station. He arrived on a SpaceX Crew Dragon in November 2020 and has already taken two spacewalks. Oh, and he got a touching personal message from actor Idris Elba.
Glover is a massive fan of Elba, who's known for his appearances in the Marvel universe and his work on the long-running show Luther. The star appeared in a video sent to Glover up on the ISS.
"You will be surprised to know this is my first time in space," said Elba. "But I have been to space in movies." Elba and Glover are in a mutual-admiration society. "Your story really inspired me because I'm a big dreamer as well," said Elba in praise of Glover.
The rest of the video stars Glover's family and friends sharing holiday wishes, but it also features a cameo appearance by famous Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield of Space Oddity fame.
We live in amazing times, when you can reach out to those you care about anywhere in the world - and now, out of this world! Congratulations to astronaut Victor Glover and good luck to him on a safe journey among the stars.