This Is What Astronauts Will Eat For Thanksgiving

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Irradiated smoked turkey? Check. Thermo-stabilized candied yams? Present. Freeze-dried cornbread dressing? Of course! This is what the American astronauts aboard the ISS will be feasting on today.

Every year, U.S. astronauts aboard the ISS sit down to a special Thanksgiving meal. But, as International Space Station Food System Manager Vickie Kloeris explains in the video below, the astronauts don't get a special meal delivered to them—instead, they have to piece one together from the supplies that are already aboard the space station.

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So, much like last year—when the picture above was taken—and the year before that, the menu will be predictably familiar. And yet it looks so appetizing. Right? [NASA]

Image by NASA

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What is that thing on the guy's forehead? Some kind of futuristic phylactery?

(Actually, that would be kinda cool. Instead of a box and a scroll, it would be a button with a Flash memory device encoded with scripture)