Irradiated Turkey And Thermo-Stabilised Yams: What Astronauts On The ISS Ate For Thanksgiving

What are the brave astronauts aboard the International Space Station thankful for this year? Round the clock support from their international flight control team on Earth. Adorbs!

AU Editor's Note: Yes, Thanksgiving is entirely a US-thing, but this story tickles us. Read it or be a robot, we don't care.

Just because they're in space doesn't mean they can't celebrate in style. Here's how Thanksgiving's going down 320 kilometres above the Earth. This is the feast the ISS crew will consume on Thanksgiving. Most of the food is dehydrated but once it's rehydrated it will be "very delicious," according to ISS Commander Kevin Ford.


Irradiated Smoked turkey



Baked beans

Russian mashed potatoes and onions


Potatoes au gratin

Candied, "thermo-stabilised" yams, combined with marshmallow creme


Russian apple dessert

Cherry-peach cobbler

Cranberry-apple dessert

Awww, you guys! We're thankful for your efforts in space! This glass of seasonal cranberry-peach drink with sweetener is for you. [Forbes]

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