NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore, from Murfreesboro, Tenn., shares about Thanksgiving aboard the International Space Station (ISS), including what he’s thankful for.
It seems Wilmore is thankful for many things.
In his Thanksgiving video message sent from the ISS, he expresses gratitude for friends and family, as well as freedom and food.
Wilmore also gives thanks that he can fulfill some of his childhood dreams—such as hanging like a bat in zero-gravity upside down.
He also shares the space station’s Thanksgiving dinner menu, which includes all the traditional goodies (with a few tweaks): irradiated smoked turkey, thermostabilized candied yams, and freeze-dried cornbread dressing… I’m happy celebrating here on Earth.
And breakfast? “You don’t get no better than grits and butter,” Wilmore says. “I can’t get enough of that up here; it’s good stuff.”
Yummm, yummm. Bon appétit.
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