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How American astronauts are spending Thanksgiving on the International Space Station

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Nov 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-26 08:45:07-05

Two Americans are among six people spending Thanksgiving in space this year on the International Space Station.

Flight Engineer Scott Kelly has spent the past 243 days on the ISS as part of his year-long mission while Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren has been on the ISS for the past 126 days. 

They’re accompanied by Cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Volkov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (RUSCOSMOS), and Astronaut Kimiya Yui from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

NASA has posted a video showing Kelly and Lindgren describing what their Thanksgiving will be like and also a video showing how to prepare a Thanksgiving meal in space.