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Space Food Photos: What Astronauts Eat in Orbit

Space Station to Get Japanese Take-Out

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Japanese space food for the International Space Station.

Best Orbital Eats: The Top 10 Space Foods

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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.

Space Wheat Could Feed Astronauts on Mars

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This dwarf wheat was grown in space aboard the Mir space station.

Astronauts Offer Their Thanks, Giving Space on the Shuttle

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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.

Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space on Two Spaceships

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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.

Fincke and Feustel Eating Breakfast

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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.

Orbital Eating: A Space Thanksgiving for ISS Crew

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ISS Expedition 12 commander Bill McArthur holds a pack of smoked turkey, Thanksgiving dinner aboard the International Space Station.

Space Food: From Squeeze Tubes To Celebrity Chefs

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A Thanksgiving day meal fit for an astronaut: NASA-packaged smoked turkey, cornbread dressing, strawberries, tea w/sugar and as-flown cranberry sauce spread.

5-Star Space Food: Astronaut Cuisine Hits Lofty Heights

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A metal food tray with magnetized silverware and Velcro patches to secure food packets (at left and right) in the microgravity environment.

Astronaut Dessert Redefines 'Space Chimps'

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Endangered Species Chocolate "Chimpanzee" bars will launch aboard space shuttle Discovery during its Feb. 12, 2009 STS-119 liftoff.

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