A Traditional Thanksgiving On The Space Station

An AP story in the San Francisco Chronicle describes the international space station’s Thanksgiving dinner: “The smoked turkey resembles sliced deli meat but stiffer, the candied yams are bland inside, the green beans taste like they’ve been microwaved to death, and the corn bread stuffing has a broth-heavy, institutional flavor.” Other than being irradiated, freeze-dried, vacuum-packed into plastic pouches, and served with Tang, it sounds like Thanksgiving at my mother’s cousin Ronnie’s house when I was growing up.

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