Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Sandra Magnus, both STS-126 mission specialists, are pictured with fresh fruit floating freely on the middeck of Space Shuttle Endeavour during flight day three activities on Nov. 16, 2008.
NASA astronaut Loren Shriver eats M&M's candy in weightlessness aboard the space shuttle Atlantis during the STS-42 mission in 1992.
Shuttle-themed M&M's: Melts in your mouth, not at your final space shuttle launch. These M&M candies were presented to members of the final launch team and astronaut crew for NASA's STS-135 mission in July 2011.
Endeavour shuttle astronaut Don Pettit sips coffee from a zero-g cup of his own invention during the STS-126 mission to the International Space Station.
Shuttle pilot Kevin Ford displays his creation, a “peanut butter popsicle,” made of a tortilla, some peanut butter and a butter knife to control it. Astronauts took a video of the concoction on Sept. 8, 2009 during the STS-128 mission.
Astronaut Sandra Magnus, Expedition 18 flight engineer, poses for a photo with food which she prepared at the galley in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station.
Astronauts Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander, and Sandra Magnus, flight engineer, hold Christmas cookies while posing for a photo near the galley in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station.
Endeavour shuttle commander proudly displays a batch of recyled water labeled 'Yesterday's Coffee' in a televised interview on NASA TV.
Astronaut Anthony W. England, mission specialist, drinks from a special carbonated beverage dispenser labeled Coke while floating in the middeck area of the shuttle Challenger during the STS-51F mission in 1985. Note the can appears to have its own built in straw.
Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi proudly displays his space sushi, the first hand-rolled sushi in space, which he made on Feb. 24, 2010 during a televised interview with Fuji TV.
Japanese space food for the International Space Station.
ISS Expedition 16 commander Peggy Whitson (right) and flight engineer Dan Tani wish viewers a happy Thanksgiving on NASA TV while preparing for a Nov. 24, 2007 spacewalk.
This dwarf wheat was grown in space aboard the Mir space station.
A look at the Thanksgiving dinner of smoked turkey, stuffing, green beans and mushrooms and other treats for the STS-126 crew of shuttle Endeavour on Nov. 27, 2008.
Members of the STS-129 crew share a meal while on the space station. The scene on Thanksgiving day will be similar onboard space shuttle Atlantis.
A short time before they donned spacesuits for a spacewalk, NASA astronauts Michael Fincke (left) and Andrew Feustel, both STS-134 mission specialists, are seen eating breakfast snacks onboard the International Space Station (ISS) on May 22, 2011 during Flight Day 7 of their 16-day mission.
ISS Expedition 12 commander Bill McArthur holds a pack of smoked turkey, Thanksgiving dinner aboard the International Space Station.
A Thanksgiving day meal fit for an astronaut: NASA-packaged smoked turkey, cornbread dressing, strawberries, tea w/sugar and as-flown cranberry sauce spread.
A metal food tray with magnetized silverware and Velcro patches to secure food packets (at left and right) in the microgravity environment.
Endangered Species Chocolate "Chimpanzee" bars will launch aboard space shuttle Discovery during its Feb. 12, 2009 STS-119 liftoff.
Future astronauts may grow some of their meals inside greenhouses, such as this Martian growth chamber, where fruits and vegetables could be grown hydroponically, without soil.
Space Station astronauts share a meal of canned goods during a recent crew exchange aboard the ISS. From left, they are: ISS Expedition 10 commander Leroy Chiao, Expedition 10 flight engineer Salizhan Sharipov and Russian Space Forces cosmonaut Yuri Shargin, who later returned to Earth with the Expedition 9 crew.
Inside the U.S. laboratory, astronaut Jeffrey N. Williams, Expedition 13 flight engineer and NASA science officer, pulls out some food items from among personal supplies for the current inhabitants of the International Space Station. Photo