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By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

Spacewalking astronauts upgrade orbiting lab’s power grid

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts took another spacewalk Friday to plug in new and better batteries outside the International Space Station.

It’s the same type of job that was conducted last Friday 250 miles above Earth. Commander Shane Kimbrough was back at it, but this time he was joined by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

Our moon may have formed from multiple small ones

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A series of cosmic collisions may have spawned multiple moonlets that morphed into the one big moon we know today.

Rather than one giant impact that knocked off part of early Earth and created the moon, a number of smaller collisions may have produced lots of mini-moons, Israeli scientists reported Monday

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.