How Astronauts Cook Their Thanksgiving Meal in Space

Being an astronaut is cool as hell for 364 days of the year. The one day that it kind of sucks when you’re an astronaut? Thanksgiving. Astronauts can’t enjoy all the food of Thanksgiving because of that damned zero gravity and those dehydrated food things. But at least they get to have some turkey. Here’s how they prepare their Turkey Tetrazzini.

Basically, add hot water while you float around thinking of the meals being eaten back home as you look down on the blue planet while you wait for the day after Thanksgiving where it’s awesome as hell to be an astronaut again.


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Why can’t they take up some frozen dinner concoction of an actual Thanksgiving meal and then just heat it up in the microwave up there?