Turkey, football headline Thanksgiving for 6 astronauts

Posted at 2:51 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 14:51:20-05

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Turkey and football will be the main Thanksgiving headliners up on the International Space Station.

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough (KIM-broh) is serving as chef for the six-person crew. He showed off the specialties he'll be preparing in a video this week.

On Thursday - a regular workday for the crew - Kimbrough will warm up pouches of sliced turkey, candied yams, and cherry and blueberry cobbler. He'll also add water to the bags of dehydrated cornbread dressing, green beans and mushrooms, and mashed potatoes. Mission Control promises to beam up some live football games.

It will be the second Thanksgiving in space for Kimbrough and the third for American Peggy Whitson, who arrived at the orbiting lab Saturday. One Frenchman and three Russians round off the crew.

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