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Happy Thanksgiving to the astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station! Commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore of NASA; Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA; Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov, Alexander Samokutyaev, and Elena Serova of Russia’s Roscosmos; and Italian Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency are getting something of a traditional turkey dinner tomorrow, way above the earth.

The “traditional holiday fare with a space-food flair” (described in NASA’s blog post) will include ” irradiated smoked turkey, thermostabilized candied yams and freeze-dried green beans and mushrooms. The meal also will feature NASA’s own freeze-dried cornbread dressing — just add water. Dessert features thermostabilized cherry-blueberry cobbler.” Um, yum?

Here is something pretty cool, though. In the future, the ISS crew may get to eat fresh sweet potatoes. They may be one of the crops chosen to be grown up there. Hell yeah, science!

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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