Cmdr. Kimbrough lays out the menu
NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, Expedition 50 commander, shares his Thanksgiving dinner menu at the International Space Station in a NASA video in 2016. He and the rest of the Expedition 50 crew enjoyed a meal consisting of turkey, green beans, candied yams, mashed potatoes, cherry-and-blueberry cobbler and sweet tea. [Full Story: Thanksgiving in Space: Astronauts Will Be Working and Feasting]
Cmdr. Barry "Butch" Wilmore holds up a bag of freeze-dried cornbread stuffing. Astronauts just need to add water and heat it up to make this delicious Thanksgiving dish. You can even try this at home with NASA's recipe for space cornbread stuffing
Thanksgiving Dinner 2013
NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, Expedition 38 flight engineer, shows off his Thanksgiving meal before digging in at the Unity node of the International Space Station in 2013.
NASA astronaut Dan Burbank catches a floating can of cranberries on the International Space Station just before Thanksgiving in 2011. [Full Story: Thanksgiving in Space: Playing With Food Allowed]
Russian Cosmonauts take part in Turkey Day, too.
Cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov (left) and Mikhail Tyurin, both Expedition 3 flight engineers, eat a Thanksgiving meal in the Zvezda Service Module on the International Space Station in 2001.
Get Ready for Christmas!
With Thanksgiving dinner done, astronauts in space are sure to look forward to their next major holiday: Christmas.
The International Space Station is fully stocked with decorations (complete with tree, stockings and Santa hats as worn by Italian astronaut Samantha Christoforetti here) and you can be sure NASA and other space agencies will pack some tasty treats for that holiday dinner, too!