NASA Commander Scott Kelly and fellow astronaut Kjell Lindgren transmitted a message from their temporary home on the International Space Station.
The pair explained that despite not being on Earth, they will enjoy the things that many Americans do on Thanksgiving – mainly football and turkey.
Of course, their Thanksgiving meal doesn’t sound quite as delicious as ours might be – rehydrated corn and irradiated turkey, for example.
The pair also spoke of the many things each is personally thankful for.
Kelly explained that while following current events on the planet below, he is most thankful for living in the greatest country on Earth.
Via The Blaze:
Kelly then took the opportunity to address the different perspective those on the ISS have while following the “bad things” that happen down on Earth.
“It just makes me really thankful to live in a country like the United States that provides us the freedom and opportunity and, you know, for me, being a middle class kid from New Jersey to just have the privilege to come up here and represent my country like this. So this is what I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving,” he said.
You can check out the astronauts Thanksgiving message for the earthbound below.
Kelly formerly broke the record for an astronaut spending the most time in space, and completed 522 total days in space over 4 missions after returning to Earth this past March.
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