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Ingredients For A Homestyle Thanksgiving, 200 Miles Above The Earth

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For Thanksgiving, NASA’s space food experts always try to make sure astronauts get to enjoy traditional holiday fare, even if its not exactly home cooking. And being so far from home, astronauts can get pretty attached to their comfort foods. This year, Kevin Ford, the commander of Expedition 34 and currently working at the International Space Station, says he has the ingredients to make one favorite Thanksgiving dish the NASA nutritionists may not have anticipated: Candied yams with marshmallows. The yams are thermostablized and come in a plastic pouch. And as Ford explains in the video sent down from the station (above), he also has a container of marshmallow cream that was left behind by his colleague Sunita Williams, who returned to Earth earlier this week.

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Kevin Ford

Overall Sentiment: -0.110433

Relevance: 0.795792

Sentiment Quote
-0.18573 “If I combine this candied yams with this little marshmallow cream, this is something I think a lot of people like to do at Thanksgiving-time,” said Ford, …
-0.222881 “If I combine this candied yams with this little marshmallow cream, this is something I think a lot of people like to do at Thanksgiving-time,” said Ford, who plans to share this American tradition with his two Russian crewmates. “We’ll have a little Thanksgiving feast on board.”
-0.167957 He showed off a package of dehydrated corn and noted that all he had to do was add hot water: “After about fifteen minutes, it’s nice and tasty and ready to eat again.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 3
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.576568
  • Mean: -0.19218933333333
  • Standard Deviation: 1

Sunita Williams

Overall Sentiment: 0.194827

Relevance: 0.327253

Charlie Hobaugh

Overall Sentiment: -0.0275863

Relevance: 0.282688

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Organization: NASA

Overall Sentiment: 0.362942

Relevance: 0.381417

Disambiguation: Company | GovernmentAgency | AirportOperator | AwardPresentingOrganization | SoftwareDeveloper | SpaceAgency | SpacecraftManufacturerReferences:

Facility: International Space Station

Overall Sentiment: 0.314842

Relevance: 0.383231

Facility: Atlantis

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.342489

Disambiguation: Location | Accommodation | BuildingComplex | BuildingReferences:

Holiday: Thanksgiving

Overall Sentiment: 0.0615977

Relevance: 0.771899

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Candied yams with a touch of marshmallow cream are what the astronauts on the International Space Station are looking forward to eating for their Thanksgiving feast today. That and a little irradiated smoked turkey, courtesy of NASA.

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~ by vandal3di3go on December 13, 2012.