Astronauts have Thanksgiving in space

HOUSTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Thanksgiving in space is an unusual place for the traditional feast but it was still turkey, stuffing and yams for U.S. and Russian astronauts, NASA said.

Taking time off before the Endeavour begins its undocking procedure to return to Earth, the 10 gathered in a roomy module called Harmony aboard the International Space Station for their Thanksgiving dinner, The Houston Chronicle reported.


On the menu were smoked turkey, cornbread dressing, green beans and mushrooms, candied yams, cranapple dessert and tea.

The seven U.S. astronauts leave for home Friday. They originally were to return before Thanksgiving but NASA's decision to extend the mission delayed departure.

"It gives us a moment to pause and reflect just how fortunate we are as a country and as global community," Chris Ferguson, Endeavour's commander, said.

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