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This is how you celebrate Thanksgiving in space

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Happy (rehydrated) Thanksgiving.
  • Mike Murphy
By Mike Murphy

Technology editor

Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Space: The final frontier for stuffing.

Even the vacuum of space can’t keep Americans from celebrating Thanksgiving. US astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren are currently up on the International Space Station, and won’t be able to enjoy the full spread that the US tends to put out for the annual holiday of thanks, football, and overeating. NASA prepared a short video to show how the astronauts will be eating their turkey tomorrow (Nov. 26).

While the dehydrated spread doesn’t look quite as grand as what most in the US will be tucking into tomorrow—or as appetizing—NASA says the astronauts will still be having a “feast of smoked turkey, candied yams, cornbread dressing and many other classic holiday favorites.”

It’s unclear whether NASA brined the turkey it set up to its astronauts, and hopefully the dinner conversation won’t be as fraught as it tends to be back on Earth.

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