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By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

Thanksgiving in space: turkey, green beans & even football

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Turkey and football will be the main Thanksgiving headliners up on the International Space Station.

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, the station’s commander, is serving as Thanksgiving chef for the six-person crew. He showed off the specialties he’ll be preparing in a video this week.

Explosion at SpaceX launch pad destroys rocket, satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A massive explosion erupted Thursday at SpaceX’s main launch pad, destroying a rocket as well as a satellite that Facebook was counting on to spread internet service in Africa.

There were no injuries. The pad had been cleared of workers before what was supposed to be a routine pre-launch rocket test.

Outburst of shooting stars up to 200 mph - meteors per hour

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The heavens will be bursting with shooting stars this week.

Thursday night into early Friday, the annual Perseid (PUR’-see-ihd) meteor shower is expected to peak with double the normal number of meteors. Scientists call this an outburst, and they say it could reach up to 200 meteors per hour.