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October 30, 2021

NEWS

Space.com

The next astronauts to return to Earth on a SpaceX Dragon won’t be able use a crucial system on their trip home next month: the space potty. SpaceX’s toilet on its Crew Dragon Endeavour will be off limits for the four Crew-2 mission astronauts once …

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Space.com

While the shape is a cosmic coincidence, what the new image shows is the value of continuing to use telescopic data even after a mission has completed. In this case, we’re looking here at imagery collected by the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope nearly two …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft could splash down along the flight path northeast from the launch site at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center if the capsule needs to escape its Falcon 9 rocket in an emergency. The weather forecast for …

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Space.com

The supply ship, called Progress 79, docked at the space station Friday two days after launching into orbit from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The two ships met at 9:31 p.m. EDT (131 Oct. 30 GMT) as they sailed 258 miles over Argentina, just south of …

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Space.com

We finally know what the north pole of Jupiter’s moon Europa looks like, from a distance. The distant view from NASA’s Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter captures the previously unseen region of the icy moon, which has water vapor apparently arising from …

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Spaceflight Now

Two days after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a Russian Progress cargo freighter autonomously docked with the International Space Station Friday to deliver nearly three tons of fuel, food, and other supplies for the lab’s seven- …

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Space.com

See the northern lights? If you take a photograph of the Halloween northern lights from the solar flare, send images and comments in to spacephotos@space.com.

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EarthSky

How do you plan to spend this year’s Halloween? Three NASA astronauts and one German astronaut will be dressed in spacesuits, not as costumes, but for a flight to the International Space Station (ISS) on October 31, 2021. The mission, called Crew-3, …

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EurekAlert

image: University of Utah mechanical engineering professor Jake J. Abbott has discovered a method of manipulating orbiting space debris with the use of spinning magnets, allowing agencies more dexterous movement in clearing out space junk or repairing …

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The Washington Post

November presents a cornucopia of familiar planets and their lunar encounters, a meteor shower negated by a bright moon, and a partial lunar eclipse imitating a total lunar eclipse. And you’ll need to turn your clocks back. Get the full experience.

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