For most People in the U.S., Thanksgiving offers a chance to forget about work and enjoy food with friends and family,media BGR reported. Astronauts on the International Space Station can’t completely suspend their work or celebrate with friends and family, but that doesn’t stop them from celebrating their holidays in their own unique way.
In a new video released by NASA, astronauts Christina Koch, Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan talk about their tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving. They also gave a brief overview of their feast during their space vacation.
Although it has been decades since humans first went into space, the packaging of space food is still somewhat primitive. Everything is sealed in small bags and jars, including Thanksgiving dinner. This year NASA offers astronauts potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and cornbread sauce, which Meir believes astronauts can use as a substitute for fillings. As for the main course, as Morgan says, the crew will have a full meal of “smoked turkey.” In addition, their after-dinner snackwill will be “cranberry dessert” and a rare can of sourdough sauce.