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November 7, 2021

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The astronauts of SpaceX’s Crew-2 mission are scheduled to leave the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 7), and you can watch the action live online. After spending just shy of 200 days in space, …

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Space.com

“Specifically, the team is analyzing the circuitry of the Control Unit, which generates synchronization messages and passes them onto the instruments,” NASA stated. The agency is considering changing the instrument flight software to allow …

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SpaceCoastDaily.com

They provide a preview of how the mission will help people manage vital natural resources and understand the impacts of climate change, adding to Landsat’s unparalleled data record that spans nearly 50 years of space-based Earth observation.

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Space.com

The SpaceX Crew-2 splashdown will return NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur to Earth alongside Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet. The four space travelers …

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Spaceflight Now

The Crew-2 astronauts pose with the SpaceX pressure suits they will wear for re-entry and splashdown Monday to close out a 199-day mission. Left to right: Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, commander Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur and European Space …

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CNET

The glimmering waves of colorful lights aren’t just for those of us on the planet’s surface. The crew of the International Space Station has been getting an eyeful of knockout auroras. A fresh ISS image …

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Livescience.com

The next-generation Earth-observation satellite, which launched on Sept. 27, snapped its first photos of our planet on Oct. 31, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced on Friday (Nov. 5).

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Quad City Times

This August will be an excellent opportunity for anyone wanting to observe the planets, all eight of which will be visible sometime during the month. In early August, just after sunset, look to the southwest and you will find Venus, Mercury and Mars.

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EarthSky

NASA will soon launch its first planetary defense test mission, called DART (Double Asteroid Redirect Test). The launch window will open on November 24, 2021. The goal of the DART mission is to strike a small asteroid and minutely change its orbit.

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Patch.com

SEATTLE — Mark Thursday and Friday, Nov. 18-19, on your calendar. You may want to plan a lunar eclipse party in Washington and watch the full frost moon turn red. It’s an overnight party, so get your paid time-off requests in — you may not want to drag …

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