25 Nov '15, 7pm

Astronauts sample Thanksgiving "space foods" and everyone loses their appetite

Thanksgiving can be a complicated holiday for those on Earth. Traditionally, it’s intended to be a time to express gratitude for the harvest. In America, it’s also a celebration of colonization – for better or worse. But what do you do when you’re an American living in outer space and the craving for cranberry sauce comes on hard? As it turns out, astronauts at the International Space Station are more than prepared to feast on Thanksgiving – with a little space-age twist, of course. In the video above, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren show off their Thanksgiving menu, which includes many familiar items, at least by name: smoked turkey, candied yams, corn, and potatoes au gratin. The difference, of course, is that they don’t have turkey smokers and convection ovens in outer space. All of the holiday dishes the astronauts will feast on this Thanksgiving come ou...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/astronauts-sample-thanksgiving-space...

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