Thanksgiving in space: stiff turkey, bland yams

Nov 26, 2008 By MIKE SCHNEIDER , Associated Press Writer
The Thanksgiving feast shuttle astronauts will eat in space is displayed Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Clockwise from upper left: green beans and mushrooms, candied yams, cranapple dessert, cornbread stuffing and smoked turkey. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

(AP) -- 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. Grandma's home cooking, it's not.



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zevkirsh
not rated yet Nov 26, 2008
that picture says it all. the food is buttpuke. but its still cool to eat buttpuke in zero g. id give thanks for that.

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