Source Pravda.Ru

A space Thanksgiving for ISS Ccew: dinner & Harry Potter movie

It may not be fresh out of the oven, but Thanksgiving dinner will still be a treat for two astronauts circling the Earth aboard the &to=http://english.pravda.ru/usa/2003/02/03/42893.html' target=_blank>International Space Station (ISS).

ISS Expedition 12 commander Bill McArthur and flight engineer Valery Tokarev have set aside sealed packs of turkey, dehydrated vegetables and drinks for the traditional American holiday.

"I’m going to try to prepare, what for the McArthur family is a traditional Thanksgiving dinner," McArthur said during a video message describing his upcoming holiday meal. "Did you know that mashed potatoes with onions could be dehydrated?"

&to=http://english.pravda.ru/science/2005/11/07/67071.html' target=_blank>McArthur and Tokarev are in the eighth week of their six-month mission aboard the ISS.

While Tokarev said &to=http://english.pravda.ru/world/2001/11/17/21247.html' target=_blank>Thanksgiving is a primarily American holiday, he looks forward to sharing the day with his spaceflight partner. "We don’t have so many options of celebration for the day in Russia," said Tokarev, a cosmonaut with Russia’s Federal Space Agency. "But we also like to get together for some celebration. We are like brothers on board,"informs Space.com.

According to Independent Online, Harry Potter rode his magic broom into space this week when the crew of the International Space Station enjoyed a special showing of the new Potter film.