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October 29, 2021

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Space.com

SpaceX is launching over 200 experiments to space with Crew-3 astronauts on Halloween

This will be the first spaceflight for Chari, Barron and Maurer. The astronauts will launch on the Crew-3 mission to the orbiting lab in a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft from Pad 39A …

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Space.com

DART asteroid mission: NASA’s first planetary defense spacecraft

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission will deliberately crash a spacecraft into an asteroid.

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Spaceflight Now

Kayla Barron, a pioneering submarine officer, is ready for her first flight to space

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Space.com

Huge solar flare could bring supercharged northern lights on Halloween

A massive solar flare from the sun could lead to a dazzling (and maybe spooky) northern lights display for parts of the northern United States this Halloween, according to a NASA scientist. The sun storm, a powerful X1-class solar flare, erupted from …

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Space.com

This creepy photo of a dying star looks like a portal to the underworld

Just in time for Halloween, the long-running Hubble Space Telescope has captured a creepy image of a star surrounded by soot. The star, an aging red giant called CW Leonis, appears to be embedded in orange spider webs. The image shows sunbeams …

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CNN

NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot twice. This is what it found out

(CNN) Scientists revealed the latest discoveries on Jupiter, including surprising findings about the planet’s Great Red Spot and the cyclonic storms swirling at the poles, in a NASA press conference on Thursday. The Great Red Spot was thought to be a …

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Space.com

Hubble Space Telescope instruments in ‘safe mode’ after glitch, stalling science

The iconic Hubble Space Telescope has closed its camera eye unexpectedly again. The science instruments on the iconic telescope went into a protective safe mode on Monday (Oct. 25) “after experiencing synchronization issues with internal spacecraft …

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NPR

Astronaut launches are returning to the US For each, this family sends NASA roses

Inside NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, there will be a bouquet of roses. It’s a long-standing tradition started by one Texas family in 1988 to show its support to the people responsible for the safe launch and return of NASA’s astronauts.

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The Verge

How to watch SpaceX’s Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station

Traveling inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, the crew will get an early start on their mission, with liftoff scheduled for 2:21AM ET on October 31st out of Cape Canaveral, Florida. The mission is …

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Space.com

What would happen if an asteroid were going to hit Earth? A NASA scientist explains.

What would happen if an asteroid were on its way to crash into our planet? With NASA’s DART asteroid deflection mission about to launch and a new movie asteroid disaster movie coming to Netflix, this question is hot on many people’s minds.

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