As families across the country tuck into roast turkey and stuffing, 220 miles overhead, Maine astronaut Jessica Meir and crewmates are having a freeze dried feast of their own.
"Cornbread dressing - this will be great," Meir says. "We can, maybe we can, stuff inside the turkey just to, maybe, make it like a real stuffing."
Meir is talking into a floating microphone, as she and her colleagues unpack shrink-wrapped turkey, canned cranberry sauce and dehydrated potatoes in a seasonal video shared on NASA's Instagram channel.
"I grew up in a family with five kids. And, as a first generation American, I guess my parents had to learn pretty quick how to put on a great Thanksgiving feast," Meir says.
Meir, who was born to Swedish a mother and an Iraqi-Israeli father, grew up in Caribou, Maine.
"I have a lot of fond memories of growing up and eating with all my siblings and having a great time," she says. "As I got older and lived in various places, Thanksgiving turned into an even broader extended family - I have adopted families all over the country, so I'll be thinking of everyone down on the ground celebrating together."
Meir and her two American crewmates unpacked a freeze-dried feast including cornbread stuffing, sweet potatoes, turkey, green beans, mac and cheese, and cranberry sauce. They plan to share the feast with their three international crewmates.