NASA astronauts enjoy Thanksgiving holiday at 17,500 mph

NASA astronauts enjoy Thanksgiving holiday at 17,500 mph

As Americans around the world celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, there are four citizens enjoying the day in a slightly different way to everyone else. Because they’re in space. Living and working aboard the International Space Station (ISS) means NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Kayla Barron, Raja Chari, and Thomas Marshburn have been spending the holiday in microgravity conditions, eating rehydrated food from containers and drinking recycled water while orbiting Earth at 17,500 mph. NASA on Thursday posted a video (below) of the four American astronauts sharing their thoughts about what Thanksgiving means to them, and how they’re spending the day aboard the orbiting outpost. Barron said they’re all going to enjoy an “awesome” meal together with French astronaut Matthias Maurer and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov. “Luckily it …
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