Astronauts Feast On Thanksgiving Turkey Aboard The ISS

Posted: Nov 25 2015, 3:45am CST | by , in Latest Science News


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Astronauts Feast on Thanksgiving Turkey aboard the ISS
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Astronauts sent video clips of them aboard the ISS as they feasted on Thanksgiving turkey and other space food.

You’ve got to hold it and unfold it! Astronauts preparing for Thanksgiving holiday season aboard the ISS sure could use this advice. A video clip of these spacemen was sent to earth this week.

It showed NASA and Expedition 45 crew, Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren, as they dug into the good food that was available for Thanksgiving. The space food consisted of packets that were plastered to a panel with Velcro.

Lindgren unwrapped a tin foil container which had smoked turkey in it. He cut it with a scissor and then took a bite or two from a slice of turkey breast. Kelly could be seen to wisecrack in the background.

He said that was all there was for Thanksgiving so Lindgren had better take as much pleasure from that slice as he could. Kelly also ripped into a container of candied yams. Part of the wrapper floated away into the compartment the two astronauts were in. As Kelly took a big bite, he seemed happy as a hippo in mud.

Lindgren looked on as Kelly remarked on how scrumptious the candied yams were. “Good stuff!” was all Lindgren could say as a rejoinder to Kelly’s exclamation on the taste of the space food.

The NASA astronauts consisted of half a dozen individuals who had provenances in the US, Russia and Japan. They will be enjoying a Thursday off and watch football matches relayed to the ISS via satellite.

The astronauts took a sober turn and thanked their families and all their friends and fans back home on planet earth. The very chance of being in space meant they were the cream of the cream who had gotten selected.

Especially Lindgren who was bound for earth on December 11th said that he missed his wife and children and was looking forward to seeing them after a long time. As for his partner Kelly, he will return in March of next year. Just being in space and looking down at our big blue marble of a planet was such a marvelous experience.

As the astronauts observed the earth and all the unrest that was going on in certain unstable regions of it, they thanked God that they lived in prosperous and peaceful areas such as the United States where such a thing as human rights were extant.

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