How'd you like to spend Thanksgiving in space? In this image taken from NASA video recorded on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough shows a pouch of turkey he will be preparing for his crew in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, aboard the International Space Station. (NASA via AP/AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
How'd you like to spend Thanksgiving in space?
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Turkey and football will be the main Thanksgiving headliners up on the International Space Station.
 
NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, the station's commander, is serving as Thanksgiving chef for the six-person crew, and he showed off the specialties he'll be preparing in a video.
 
"It's going to be a little bit different for us up here in space," he said, "but I'm going to try to make it as much like home as we can."
 
On Thanksgiving Day, Kimbrough will warm up pouches of sliced smoked turkey, candied yams, and cherry and blueberry cobbler. He'll also add water to the bags of freeze-dried cornbread dressing, green beans and mushrooms and mashed potatoes.
 
"You can't have a Thanksgiving meal without green beans," he noted.
 
Mission Control promises to beam up some live football games "to complete the experience," Kimbrough said.
 
It will be the second Thanksgiving in space for Kimbrough, who is one month into a four-month mission, and the third for American Peggy Whitson, who just arrived at the orbiting lab for a six-month stay. One Frenchman and three Russians round off the crew.
 
Kimbrough said he and the others will share what they're thankful for this Thanksgiving, and No 1 on the list, he said, is being safe in space.
 
NASA, meanwhile, is sharing its recipe for "out of this world" cornbread dressing, and it's straight from Johnson Space Center's food lab, with "no freeze-drying required."

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COMMENTS (17)
  • delverm--
    11/30/2016 - 10:02 a.m.

    What makes the cornbread dressing "out of this world" is that it's made for astronauts in space. "It's straight from Johnson Space Center's food lab."

  • zakrym-ste
    11/30/2016 - 12:03 p.m.

    The only reason I would want to go to space is to float around. Other than that, Im good here on earth. No need for me to go up there for any other reason.

  • haileylange-dia
    12/01/2016 - 08:43 a.m.

    Its literally made outside of the world, in space.

  • jacindamichek-dia
    12/01/2016 - 08:43 a.m.

    because it is straight from Johnson Space Center's food lab

  • jacksonschwartz-dia
    12/01/2016 - 08:45 a.m.

    Its straight from Johnson space centers food lab "no freeze-dry required"

  • andrewyamada-dia
    12/01/2016 - 10:46 a.m.

    I think it was pretty cool how they are able to make actual food in space. It prolly gave them a good sense of joy for the holiday.

  • laurynhoy-dia
    12/01/2016 - 10:53 a.m.

    It's very delicious.

  • redamounir-dia
    12/01/2016 - 11:41 a.m.

    They have no freeze drying.

  • trentmclemore1-dia
    12/01/2016 - 11:42 a.m.

    because there in space

  • kaileew-ste
    12/01/2016 - 02:10 p.m.

    Shane Kimbrow, NASA astronaut, arranged a Thanksgiving dinner for six astronauts in space. He warmed up packages of sliced turkey and even blueberry cobbler for dessert. I think it's amazing that he was able to accomplish this.

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