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Next Launch CRS-5 on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
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6 Jan 15 11:18:00 GMT
6 Jan 15 6:18:00 EST

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Expedition 42 Crew to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Orbit

The recent arrival of Soyuz TMA-15M means that there will be two U.S. citizens in orbit for Thanksgiving today. Photo Credit: NASA

As millions of Americans tuck into their Thanksgiving meals today (Thursday, 27 November), spare a thought for Expedition 42 astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Terry Virts, the United States’ two current representatives […]

Thanksgiving Aboard the Space Station: 'The Next Best Place' to Celebrate

Expedition 38 astronauts Rick Mastracchio (left) and Mike Hopkins deliver their Thanksgiving message from the space station. They paid tribute to their families, to their crewmates, to the Mission Control team, and to U.S. armed forces serving worldwide. Photo Credit: NASA

As millions of Americans tuck into their Thanksgiving meals tomorrow, spare a thought […]

Comet ISON Appears In Tact As it Plunges Toward Perihelion Next Month

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of Comet ISON on Oct. 9, 2013. The image suggests that the comet is intact, a good sign that it will survive perihelion next month when it dives to within one million miles of the Sun’s surface. Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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Expedition 34 Continues Thanksgiving Traditions in Orbit

Commander Kevin Ford introduces his televised audience to the fare which will be eaten by himself and Expedition 34 crewmates, Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeni Tarelkin, on Thanksgiving Day. Ford expressed particular thanks to the ground control teams for keeping his crew safe and operational. Photo Credit: NASA

As millions of Americans tuck into their […]

What Will the Crew on the ISS have for Thanksgiving?

Video courtesy of NASA

So it’s Thanksgiving and you are on orbit—how do you celebrate this festive holiday while zipping around the Earth at 17,500 mph? One thing is for sure: you don’t hop into a Soyuz and drop on down to your nearest supermarket. If you want turkey […]