Holidays in space: an astronaut photo album

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.

Astronaut Luca Parmitano Soars as Superman

Luca Parmitano (via Twitter as @astro_luca)

Astronaut Luca Parmitano of Italy tweeted this photo of himself dressed as the Man of Steel for Halloween on Nov. 1, 2013. He humorously poked fun at his resemblance to a famous arch-villain as he wrote, "Lex Luthor's dream ... #Halloween :)"

What's Cooking On the Space Station? An Early Thanksgiving Feast


American astronauts Douglas Wheelock (left), Shannon Walker (center) and Scott Kelly record a Thanksgiving holiday video message from their home on the International Space Station on Nov. 23, 2010.

Thanksgiving Day Meal for an Astronaut

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

Orbital Eating: A Space Thanksgiving for ISS Crew


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

Astronauts Offer Their Thanks, Giving Space on the Shuttle

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.

NASA Astronaut's Thanksgiving Message


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.

Astronaut Catches Space Food


NASA astronaut Dan Burbank catches a floating can of cranberries on the International Space Station just before Thanksgiving.

Peggy Whitson Christmas Socks

NASA/Peggy Whitson via Twitter

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson dons a Santa hat and Christmas socks in weightlessness to celebrate the holidays on the International Space Station on Dec. 22, 2016.

Friendly Competition


ESA's Thomas Pesquet and Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos have a cookie decorating contest during the 2016 ISS Holiday Party.

Astronauts Send Christmas Wishes from Space


NASA astronauts Michael Fincke (right) and Sandra Magnus send holiday wishes to Earth in a video message.

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