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ISS astronauts show off their pre-packaged Thanksgiving meal

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 00:53

Turkey, mashed potatoes and cornbread dressing sealed in foil packages will keep astronauts aboard the Space Station nourished on Thanksgiving Day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Astronauts aboard the Space Station, on Tuesday (November 21) gave NASA TV viewers a peek into how they planned to celebrate Thanksgiving in space without a carving knife in sight. Along with the traditional turkey meal, dishes like mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, candied yams and cranapple dessert - all individually sealed in foil packages - are part of this year's Thanksgiving menu. Expedition 53 commander Randy Bresnik said he was looking forward to a home-cooked meal next year. "My wife is a phenomenal cook, like my mother was, and like Joe mentioned, the process of the day of Thanksgiving, preparing everything is something that I look forward to the next time," Bresnik said. Bresnik, along with the European Space Agency's Paolo Nespoli, will return to earth in a few weeks with a planned landing in Kazakhstan on December 14. NASA Astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vende Hei will remain in orbit through late February.

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ISS astronauts show off their pre-packaged Thanksgiving meal

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 00:53