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November 2019 Highlights

Here’s a list of SkyFeed’s fav space events from the month of November:

Nov. 2 Rocket Launch – Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft was sent to the ISS to deliver important supplies including a Zero-g Oven!

Nov. 11 Mercury Transit – In a rare occurrence, Mercury passed directly in front of the sun for a few hours. Unlike a solar eclipse including the Sun and Moon, seeing the Mercury Transit was much more difficult as Mercury is much further away from Earth and appeared as a small dot against the Sun.

Nov. 13 NASA Astronauts Meir and Koch harvest space crops – NASA astronauts picked and sampled space grown Mizuna Mustart Greens aboard the ISS where the Veg-04 project works to create a viable space garden to sustain astronauts with space-grown food.

Nov. 15 & Nov. 22 SPACEWALKS! – Last month we saw the historic first ever all-female spacewalk, but this time around it was time to give astronauts Andrew Morgan and Luca Parmitano a turn. During their spacewalk they worked to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer which is a particle physics instrument that is used to search for antimatter and dark matter.

Image: NASA

Nov. 27 Astronaut Snoopy! – New to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Peanuts’ Snoopy donned Apollo-era astronaut gear to celebrate this year’s 50th anniversary since the Apollo Moon Landing. 

Those were just a few of our favorite moments from trending space news in November. Did we miss anything? What was your favorite space moment from the month? Let us know in the comments down below or leave a comment on our instagram @skyfeedblog

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