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. 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."
 
Thanksgiving Day is a regular workday for the crew. But 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. They will "complete the experience," Kimbrough said.
 
It will be the second Thanksgiving in space for Kimbrough. He is one month into a four-month mission. It is the third Thanksgiving for American Peggy Whitson. She 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. 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. It's straight from Johnson Space Center's food lab, "no freeze-drying required."

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COMMENTS (171)
  • matthewd2-har
    11/28/2016 - 03:15 p.m.

    The statement "out of this world" for the cornbread dressing is mainly because there was no freeze-drying required. Its also kind of ironic for them to say "out of this world" when they are in space!

  • abbyz1-har
    11/29/2016 - 08:23 a.m.

    The cornbread dressing is out of this world because they are eating it in space. It is also fresh. There is no freeze drying required.

  • chanzp-
    11/30/2016 - 07:53 a.m.

    The cornbread is out of the world because they are in space and that is out of the world.The cornbread is straight from Johnson Space food lab.

  • kordellf-
    11/30/2016 - 07:57 a.m.

    Cornbread is out of this world because? It is literally out of this world cause it is in space outside are earth! It straight from johnson space centers food lab.

  • savannahwe-
    11/30/2016 - 07:57 a.m.

    Cornbread dressing is out of this world because it's straight from a place called Johnson Space Center's food lab witch uses "no freeze-drying required."

  • gracieh-
    11/30/2016 - 08:38 a.m.

    The cornbread dressing is "Out of This World" because it is literally out of this world it's in space! "NASA, meanwhile, is sharing its recipe for "out of this world" cornbread dressing. It's straight from Johnson Space Center's food lab, "no freeze-drying required."

  • isaa-
    11/30/2016 - 08:39 a.m.

    What makes the cornbread dressing "out of this world". It is out of this world because they are in space, so they are literally out of the world. I would not like to eat that food for thanksgiving. I would rather eat with my actual family.

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

      What makes the cornbread dressing "out of the this world". Is that it is in space and not on earth . NASA meanwhile is sharing its recipe. Its straight from Johnson Space Centers food lab no freeze drying required. That's what cornbread out of the world.

  • griffinf-
    11/30/2016 - 08:41 a.m.

    The cornbread is out of this world because it was made at a food lab in space instead of a kitchen on Earth.

  • kare-
    11/30/2016 - 08:41 a.m.

    The cornbread dressing is "out of this world" because they are in the space, not on earth, so that's what makes it so "out of this world."I would rather eat Thanksgiving at home instead of in space because of family is on earth not space. That is why the cornbread dressing is so "out of this world."

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