Leave space for dinner – dining with the Atlantis crew
July 14th, 2011
12:30 PM ET
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Talk about an out-of-this-world meal.

NASA is inviting everyone to join the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis for an "All-American Meal" Thursday afternoon.

"We thought it would be fun to have a typical summer meal often enjoyed in our backyards with friends and family," said Michele Perchonok, a NASA food scientist and manager of the shuttle food system.

While most of the food the astronauts will be eating will come in thermostabilized pouches, Earthbound picnickers can put together their own meals based on NASA recipes, which are posted on the space agency's website.

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  1. Walter

    We are! Just not the same thing. The thought is there with the crew of the shuttle and space station. God Speed and bon appetite! (spelling maybe incorrect)

    July 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Reply

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