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Holidays in Space: An Astronaut Photo Album

Christmas Cookies in Space

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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.

Wilmore with 2014 Thanksgiving Foods

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Expedition 42 Commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore of NASA tweeted a photo of himself with food (in packages) for a Thanksgiving meal aboard the International Space Station. Tweet posted Nov. 26, 2014.

Wilmore Holds 2014 Thanksgiving Stuffing

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Caption: Cmdr. Barry "Butch" Wilmore holds up freeze-dried cornbread stuffing — one of the Thanksgiving food items he and the rest of the International Space Station crew will enjoy this week.

Hopkins Holds Thanksgiving Meal on ISS

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

Christmas in Space 2012: Carols and Sights

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield strums a guitar while playing Christmas carols and gazing at Earth from the International Space Station in December 2012.

Space Station Crew Ready for Extra Spacewalk

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Expedition 16 commander Peggy Whitson (left) and flight engineer Dan Tani discuss plans for their fourth spacewalk and the holidays during a Dec. 13, 2007 video links.

Expedition 18 Thanksgiving

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Getting all ten members of an aggregation consisting of seven Endeavour astronauts and three Expedition 18 crewmembers into a single photo wasn't easy as the two crews shared a Thanksgiving meal on the middeck of the orbiter. Astronaut Sandra Magnus, Expedition 18 flight engineer, appears at top center. Clockwise from her position are astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Eric Boe, along with cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, and astronauts Steve Bowen, Donald Pettit, Michael Fincke, Gregory Chamitoff, Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper and Chris Ferguson.

For 10 Astronauts, A Thanksgiving In Space

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Following a space-to-Earth press conference on Nov. 21, 2008, members of the International Space Station and Space Shuttle Endeavour crews posed for a group portrait on the orbital outpost. Astronaut Donald Pettit appears at photo center. Just below Pettit is astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshin-Piper. Clockwise from her position are astronauts Shane Kimbrough, Steve Bowen, Eric Boe, Chris Ferguson and Michael Fincke, along with cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, and astronauts Sandra Magnus and Gregory Chamitoff.

Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space

Christmas is not the only holiday astronauts have celebrated in space. Many American and international holidays are also celebrated off the planet.

A New Year Beckons

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The Expedition 26 crew of the International Space Station pose for a photo on New Year's Eve to ring in 2011. Clockwise from the left are Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, NASA astronaut Catherine (Cady) Coleman, Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, all flight engineers; NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, commander; Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli, both flight engineers.

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