Turkey, mashed potatoes and cornbread dressing sealed in foil packages will keep astronauts aboard the Space Station nourished on Thanksgiving Day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Astronauts aboard the Space Station, on Tuesday (November 21) gave NASA TV viewers a peek into how they planned to celebrate Thanksgiving in space without a carving knife in sight. Along with the traditional turkey meal, dishes like mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, candied yams and cranapple dessert - all individually sealed in foil packages - are part of this year's Thanksgiving menu. Expedition 53 commander Randy Bresnik said he was looking forward to a home-cooked meal next year. "My wife is a phenomenal cook, like my mother was, and like Joe mentioned, the process of the day of Thanksgiving, preparing everything is something that I look forward to the next time," Bresnik said. Bresnik, along with the European Space Agency's Paolo Nespoli, will return to earth in a few weeks with a planned landing in Kazakhstan on December 14. NASA Astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vende Hei will remain in orbit through late February.