Posts: 26581 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 11-21-2007 02:33 PM
Happy Thanksgiving from space!
Orbiting more than 200 miles above the Earth, the crew of the International Space Station has sent home a special Thanksgiving message that is now airing on NASA Television and the agency's Web site.
"We wanted to say happy Thanksgiving to all our NASA viewers," Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, an Iowa native, said. "We feel particularly privileged and thankful to be up here on board the International Space Station this Thanksgiving, and we're looking forward to our activities this week. We have a busy week with spacewalks, and we hope that you also are having a great Thanksgiving."
"My family, we gather for Thanksgiving, and we spend a minute just thinking about the things we're thankful for and, of course, I'm thankful for the continued health of my family and my loved ones," Flight Engineer DanTani, an Illinois native, said. "Also this year, I'm thankful that I'm safely on the space station, conducting our mission successfully and having a great time doing it."
The astronauts showed some of the food they will eat during their holiday dinner, including shrimp cocktail, an astronaut favorite. Smoked turkey, cornbread dressing and "lots of hot sauce" also are on the menu. Related space food resources:
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our collectSPACE readers and members!
Posts: 2445 From: Titusville, FL USA Registered: Feb 2005
posted 11-21-2007 02:36 PM
I have many things to be thankful for this year (especially a new grandson), but I am also very thankful to be a part of cS.
I'd like to wish the international collectSPACE family a wonderful day spent with your loved ones.
Posts: 503 From: Louisville CO US Registered: Aug 2003
posted 11-21-2007 09:24 PM
Its really excellent on how our space crews on orbit have shifted my way of thinking about the Thanksgiving meal.
The readers out there may try a hybrid meal of traditional favorites mixed with personal and family favorites as the crews have done in space. This all the more enhances the spirit of gratitude at the beginning of the Holiday Season!
In addition to the classic turkey, our little group here is having sirloin beef tips, pineapple, and shortbread cookies!
Be creative if you wish and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Mike Z Member
Posts: 420 From: Ellicott City, Maryland Registered: Dec 2005
posted 11-21-2007 10:03 PM
I want to wish everyone a HAPPY and HEALTHY Thanksgiving! If your driving, please drive safely.
And to our friends from around the world, BE HEALTHY and all the BEST to you!