ISS astronauts get out-of-this-world turkey for Thanksgiving

ISS Astronauts Get Out-of-This-World Turkey for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is Thanksgiving, even if you're in space.

NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren got the day off aboard the International Space Station to celebrate the holiday. And Wednesday, they sent a video greeting back to Earth previewing their Thanksgiving meal, which consisted of smoked turkey, candied yams, rehydratable corn and potatoes au gratin.

"We're thankful for the thousands, if not tens of thousands of people at NASA and its contractor companies, and all the international partner space agencies around the world that work so hard to keep us safe," Lindgren said.

The whole crew traditionally gets to share in the Thanksgiving feast, even though the Russian crew members don't get the day off.

Before dinner, the NASA astronauts indulged in yet another Thanksgiving tradition — watching football.

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