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November 12, 2021

NEWS

Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A shiny new SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the company’s Crew-3 mission docked successfully at the orbiting lab Thursday evening (Nov. 11).

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Spaceflight Now

The day after a sky-lighting Florida launch, four astronauts aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule chased down the International Space Station Thursday and glided in for a problem-free docking, kicking off a half-year stay aboard the orbital outpost.

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Space.com

A bright fireball streaked across the sky over the eastern U.S. yesterday (Nov. 10), shortly after the liftoff of SpaceX’s Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has reported nearly 400 sightings of the …

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Space.com

SpaceX continues to prep its latest Starship prototype for a landmark orbital test flight. The Starship SN20 vehicle ignited all six of its Raptor engines in a brief “static fire” test today (Nov. 12) at Starbase, SpaceX’s facility near the South Texas …

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX will launch its first stack of Starlink broadband satellites since May from the East Coast Friday morning (Nov. 12) and you can watch the action live online.

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The New York Times

The Crew Dragon capsule Endurance docked on Thursday with the orbital outpost, where the four crewmates will stay until April 2022.

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Astronomy Magazine

Friday, November 12. The Leonid meteor shower is still several days from its peak on the 17th, but that date unfortunately coincides with a nearly Full Moon. That means the next few days are instead your best bet for spotting any meteors associated …

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CNN

The Crew-3 mission kicked off Wednesday night when the astronauts strapped into their Crew Dragon capsule as it sat atop one of SpaceX’s 200-foot-tall Falcon 9 rockets on a launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Popular Science

Using the Large Binocular Telescope on Mount Graham in southern Arizona, astronomers analyzed the light reflections of the asteroid and found that the resulting spectrum closely matched those of lunar rocks from NASA’s Apollo mission, indicating that Kamo` …

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The Weather Channel

Previously such small, “stellar-mass” black holes have been spotted in other galaxies by picking up the X-ray glow emitted as they swallow matter or from the gravitational waves generated as black holes collide with one another or with neutron stars.

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