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11/28/2013 08:34 am ET

What's Thanksgiving Like In Space? NASA Astronauts On The ISS Clue Us In (VIDEO)

There you are at home, chowing down on your Thanksgiving feast of turkey and mashed potatoes. Meanwhile, folks high above you are experiencing the holiday in a decidedly different way.

We're talking about the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

In a new NASA video, released in advance of the holiday, ISS astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins say they'll be savoring some pretty traditional Thanksgiving fare--including turkey, green beans, potatoes, and cherry-blueberry cobbler. Only the beans are freeze-dried and the yams are thermostabilized--and just about everything comes from a pouch.

OK, so maybe Thanksgiving in space isn't as tasty as Thanksgiving here on Earth. Then again, it's hard to beat the view from the ISS.

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