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Holidays in Space: An Astronaut Photo Album

2013 ISS Thanksgiving Foods


NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins (left) and Rick Mastracchio show off a spread of Thanksgiving dishes aboard the International Space Station in 2013.

Space Thanksgiving Turkey Day


A Thanksgiving decoration, as seen in space in November 2001, on board the International Space Station.

Thanksgiving Meal for Expedition 38


The hands of NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, Expedition 38 flight engineer, hold a Thanksgiving meal in the Unity node of the International Space Station. Photo dated Nov. 28, 2013.

Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space on Two Spaceships


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.

Even Mock Astronauts Get Festive


In the Mars500 mock spacecraft, Romain smiled happily with a cardboard Christmas tree and stockings full of presents.

ISS Crew Greets Holiday Supply Ship


Astronaut Leroy Chiao, Expedition 10 commander and NASA ISS science officer, poses with holiday decorations in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station.

Astronauts Get Two Christmases in Space


Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi floats through the passageway from the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft into the International Space Station shortly after docking Dec. 22, 2009.

Thanksgiving Flowers at Johnson Space Center


As NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, talks to JSC's Mission Control Center, his live picture appears on a screen at the front of the facility. Flowers, adorning a console in the foreground, were sent by the Shelton/Murphy families for Thanksgiving in honor of the station crew members and the flight control team. The North Texas residents have been sending flowers to Mission Control since the first post-Challenger mission — STS-26 — in 1988

Space Thanksgiving: Expedition 34


NASA astronaut Kevin Ford holds a packet of smoked turkey that will up part of the space station crew's Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 22, 2012.

Space Station Crew Backs Steelers in Super Bowl


America's unofficial holiday is Super Bowl Sunday. Space station commander Michael Fincke gives the Pittsburgh Steelers a thumbs up in support of their NFL playoff game.

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