(CNN) -- 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.
The appetizer course for the orbital picnic will consist of crackers, brie and sausage. The entree features grilled chicken or beef brisket, Southwestern corn and baked beans. Dessert is apple pie.
To add to the virtual experience, the crew's meal will be shown on NASA TV, which can be found on many cable and satellite systems or streamed online at NASA.gov/ntv.
Atlantis is docked at the International Space Station on its final mission, which is scheduled to conclude July 21.