Celebrating Thanksgiving Aboard the International Space Station

In this one second exposure photograph, the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft is seen launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with Expedition 50 crewmembers NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos, and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, (Kazakh time) (Nov 17 Eastern time). Whitson, Novitskiy, and Pesquet will spend approximately six months on the orbital complex. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

The six Expedition 50 crew members celebrate Thanksgiving in space, Nov. 24, 2016, with rehydrated turkey, stuffing, potatoes and vegetables. 

In past years, NASA astronauts have taken off from work on Thanksgiving Day, but this year, they'll be working up an appetite doing science all day before gathering for dinner. Of the six crewmembers currently on the ISS, only two are Americans — Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson — but everyone on the station will come together at the dinner table.

via NASA www.nasa.gov/image-feature/celebrating-thanksgiving-aboard-the-international-space-stationn

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