Catch that floating pie, Commander!
While there’s bound to be some disaster in my kitchen this Thanksgiving, one thing I doubt will happen is that the food will float away. This Thursday, while we’re gobbling up various treats on the table, my mind will likely wander about 250 miles above the Earth to the International Space Station (ISS) and the astronauts there with their floating bags of various Thanksgiving goodies, wondering if perhaps some cranberries flew about beyond the table, or pieces of pumpkin pie perchance got stuck to the ceiling?
A few days ago, ISS Expedition Crew 38 beamed down a Thanksgiving message to us Earth-dwellers, giving us a taste of their holiday feast enjoyed in near-Earth orbit. While the cans look vaguely reminiscent of what I gave my cat for breakfast today, I can only surmise that it is probably the view that far surpasses the cuisine.
Happy Out-Of-This-World Thanksgiving!