Thanksgiving Message from Space

Expedition 53 crew members share their thoughts on being in orbit aboard the ISS during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik and his crew mates, NASA’s Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency (ESA) discuss the Thanksgiving holiday and the meals and food they will enjoy in orbit. Bresnik and Nespoli are in the final weeks of their mission on the ISS, while Acaba and Vande Hei will remain in orbit through late February.

Video courtesy of NASA.

And in case you were wondering, this is what a Thanksgiving meal looks like in space. 

This picture is from 28 November 2013 and shows NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins (his hands), Expedition 38 flight engineer, providing a close-up view of his Thanksgiving meal in the Unity node of the International Space Station. Image courtesy of NASA, taken by Mike Hopkins 

Ruth Milne

Past Springer Nature Staff Member, Springer Nature