A Brief History of Celebrating Thanksgiving in Space

Nothing puts the concept of “thanks” in perspective like floating in a tin can, high above the world. Not only do astronauts in orbiting space labs get to dine in zero gravity, they’re treated to an unrivaled view: the bright blue marble that supports and sustains us.

Celebrating in space comes with some limitations, of course. The food is all freeze-dried or thermo-regulated, and forget baking a turkey in the oven. Still, space residents do the best they can preparing a special menu, inv

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