We wanted to wish all those celebrating a safe and happy Thanksgiving from NASA Blueshift. Ever wonder what the astronauts on the International Space Station will be doing for the holidays?
The six crew members will actually be having a Thanksgiving dinner together. What’s on the menu? According to NASA, “irradiated smoked turkey, thermostabilized yams and freeze-dried green beans. The crew’s meal also will feature NASA’s cornbread dressing, home-style potatoes, cranberries, cherry-blueberry cobbler and the best view from any Thanksgiving table.”
That last is most certainly true.
We can vouch that astronaut food is actually pretty tasty. A few years ago we collaborated with Fancy Fast Food blogger Erik Trinidad to create a fancy new dish made from the real astronaut food generously supplied to us from NASA food scientist Vickie Kloeris at NASA Johnson.
Vickie Kloeris and astronaut Tom Marshburn will actually discuss the space station’s Thanksgiving menu live via satellite (and on NASA TV) from 7 -8:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 27.
You can read more about this interview, as well as find some other video resources on space food at the official NASA release.
We’ll leave you to watch NASA Blueshift on Fancy Fast Food:
And to see what the astronauts did for Thanksgiving on the ISS on 2009:
Here’s ISS07 Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Dan Tani talking about their Thanksgiving on the ISS.