Space Station Astronauts Show Off Their Dehydrated Thanksgiving Feast

WASHINGTON — For the six people on board the International Space Station — including American astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio — it’s time for a traditional Thanksgiving feast.

But don’t expect them to be carving a succulent bird.

In a video from space, the two astronauts showed off their menu, all in small sealed packets: irradiated smoked turkey, thermostabilized yams, cornbread dressing, potatoes, freeze-dried asparagus, baked beans, bread, cobbler and what Hopkins called his favorite dehydrated green bean casserole.

It comes with a view from space that is juicier than any turkey on Earth.

“Though we miss our families, it’s great to be in space,” Hopkins said from 260 miles above Earth in the taped message.

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