News

Home » Science » ISS astronauts enjoy Thanksgiving feast – Technology & Science – CBC News

ISS astronauts enjoy Thanksgiving feast – Technology & Science – CBC News

 

 

They may be more than 400 kilometres above Earth, but astronauts aboard the International Space Station still enjoyed an American Thanksgiving meal on Thursday.

The six astronauts had a slightly less traditional version of turkey dinner.

Their Thanksgiving feast had more of what NASA called “space-food flair.” It included:

Irradiated smoked turkey.

Thermostabilized candied yams.

Freeze-dried green beans and mushrooms.

Freeze-dried cornbread dressing.

Future astronauts may have one fresh Thanksgiving meal item to look forward to: sweet potatoes.

Astronauts aboard the ISS are experimenting with growing plants and the sweet potato is proving to be a good candidate for future astronauts to harvest on deep space missions. It’s loaded with carbohydrates and beta-carotene, and adapts well to conditions in space.

This year, there’s also thermostabilized cherry-blueberry cobbler for dessert.

via ISS astronauts enjoy Thanksgiving feast – Technology & Science – CBC News.

Advertisement

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: