Thanksgiving in SPACE! Astronauts on board the ISS will enjoy crab bisque, roast turkey and blueberry cobbler today, NASA reveals 

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  • NASA posted a video about Thanksgiving aboard the ISS on its Twitter page
  • Astronauts will enjoy crab bisque, roast turkey, candied yams and cobblers
  • And unlike here on Earth, where cooking Thanksgiving dinner can be a stressful process, all astronauts have to do is pour hot water.

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From their position on the International Space Station, some 250 miles above Earth, NASA astronauts are likely to feel far away from home this Thanksgiving.

But despite being so far away, NASA has revealed that its astronauts will eat like kings today.

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On the menu are crab bisque, roast turkey and blueberry cobbler, the astronauts revealed in a new video posted to NASA’s Twitter page.

And unlike here on Earth where cooking Thanksgiving dinner can be a stressful process, all astronauts have to do is add hot water.

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Kayla Barron, one of the NASA astronauts currently aboard the ISS, joked: ‘Luckily, cooking in space doesn’t take that long, because most of it is being heated right now! ‘

From their position on the International Space Station, 250 miles above Earth, NASA astronauts are likely to feel far from home this Thanksgiving. But Despite Being So Far NASA Has Revealed That Its Astronauts Will Eat Like Kings Today

Salt and Pepper ISS . come on as a liquid

While salt and pepper are available on the ISS, they only come in liquid form.

Astronauts cannot sprinkle salt and pepper on their food in space. Salt and pepper will just float.’ NASA explained.

‘There is a danger that they could block gusts of wind, contaminate equipment or get stuck in an astronaut’s eyes, mouth or nose.’

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Posting the video on its Twitter page, NASA wrote: ‘How do NASA astronauts spend Thanksgiving in space?

‘A little friendship, a little time on the treadmill – and, of course, roast turkey.’

Ms Barron, who has only been on the ISS for two weeks, revealed that the crew will be working on Thanksgiving before enjoying a delicious team meal.

‘I think we’ll do the work, but also look forward to a great meal together,’ she said.

And while Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated only in the US, Ms. Barone said that she and her NASA crew – Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn and Mark Vande Hei – the international crew – Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrovto and European Space The agency will invite astronaut Mathias. Maurer – for their Thanksgiving feast.

“I’m sure we’ll invite our astronaut colleagues to join us – it will be a very international Thanksgiving,” she said.

Foods on the Thanksgiving menu include crab bisque, roast turkey, potato au gratin and candied yams, followed by blueberry cobbler.

Astronaut Tom Marshburn said: ‘The food here is really fantastic and we look forward to some special things that have been sent to us.’

The menu features crab bisque, roast turkey and blueberry cobbler, the astronauts revealed in a new video posted to NASA's Twitter page

The menu features crab bisque, roast turkey and blueberry cobbler, the astronauts revealed in a new video posted to NASA’s Twitter page

According to NASA, food preparation in space varies depending on the type of food.

‘Some foods can be eaten in their natural forms, such as brownies and fruit,’ it explained. ‘Other foods that require adding water, such as macaroni and cheese or spaghetti.

‘Of course, an oven is provided in the space station to heat the foods to the proper temperature.

‘There are no refrigerators in space, so space food must be stored and properly prepared to avoid spoilage, especially on long missions.’

And while salt and pepper are available, they only come in liquid form.

Astronauts cannot sprinkle salt and pepper on their food in space. Salt and pepper will just float.’ NASA explained.

‘There is a danger that they could block gusts of wind, contaminate equipment or get stuck in an astronaut’s eyes, mouth or nose.’

Explained: The $100 billion International Space Station is 250 miles above Earth

The International Space Station (ISS) is a $100 billion (£80 billion) science and engineering laboratory that orbits 250 miles (400 km) above Earth.

It has been manned permanently by rotating the astronauts and cosmonaut crew since November 2000.

The crews have mainly come from the US and Russia, but the Japanese space agency JAXA and the European Space Agency ESA have also sent astronauts.

The International Space Station has been continuously occupied for more than 20 years and many new modules have been added and upgraded to the system.

The International Space Station has been continuously occupied for more than 20 years and many new modules have been added and upgraded to the system.

Research conducted on the ISS often requires one or more unusual conditions present in low Earth orbit, such as low gravity or oxygen.

ISS studies have investigated human research, space medicine, life sciences, physics, astronomy and meteorology.

The US space agency, NASA, spends about $3 billion (£2.4 billion) per year on the space station program, with the rest of the money coming from international partners including Europe, Russia and Japan.

So far 244 individuals from 19 countries have visited the station, and eight of them are private citizens who have spent up to $50 million on their journey.

There is an ongoing debate about the future of the station beyond 2025, when it is thought that some of the original structure will reach ‘end of life’.

Russia, a major partner in the station, plans to launch its own orbital platform, with a private firm, Axiom Space, planning to send its own modules to the station for purely commercial use at the same time. Used to be.

NASA, ESA, JAXA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) are working together to build a space station in orbit around the Moon, and Russia and China are working on a similar project, including a base on the surface. shall include.

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