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NASA Astronauts Share Thanksgiving In Space

Living in space may not include all of the amenities we’re accustomed to down on Earth, but that certainly doesn’t mean astronauts aboard the International Space Station have to go without turkey on Thanksgiving.

American astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Scott Kelly, both of whom are presently orbiting the planet on the International Space Station, shared some thoughts with the camera while enjoying a meal persisting of rehydratable corn and of course, turkey — smoked turkey to be specific.

Kelly, who made his first trek into space back in December of 1999, shared a series of tweets on Thanksgiving day from his Twitter account – the first of which including a picture of the sun rising on Thanksgiving morning.

As for what Kelly ate, he wrote on Twitter, “Brown in a bag.”

Kelly, a retired U.S. Navy Captain, has spent more time in space than any other American astronaut. In his first trip beyond the planet’s atmosphere, the 51-year-old serviced the Hubble Space Telescope in the 8-day STS-103 mission.

Gennady Padalka, a Russian cosmonaut, holds the world record for the most time spent in space. Padalka has clocked an astounding 879 days in space.

At the end of the night on Thanksgiving, Kelly shared his final tweet of the day — a tweet in which he shared his thanks alongside a spectacular picture.

Earlier in the year, Kelly tweeted footage of the aurora borealis as seen from space.

Lindgren, a NASA flight engineer, is wrapping things up in preparation for his December 11 landing in Kazakhstan. Kelly on the other hand, still has some months to go in his year-long mission aboard the space station.

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