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Gabrielle, George F. (KSC-ISC-4011)[URS Federal Technical Services, Inc.] george.f.gabrielle at nasa.gov
Mon Oct 6 07:02:34 CDT 2014

Good morning all,
 I hope you had a great weekend...we had our first taste of fall as it got down into the low 60's and only warmed up to the mid 80's.....thankfully, it will warm back up tomorrow through the end of the week :) Not everyone feels as I do as most are welcoming the cooler weather. I know many of you are thinking you are already getting the cooler weather....we are so spoiled in Florida...although so many people complain it is too hot here in the summer...I remind them, plenty of room in Michigan...I am not sure we will get to see this blood moon here as I think it will be getting light but for those in other time zones, it should be good....hopefully you can share the space walk with the kids tomorrow morning, starting at 8:10, it will be carried live in NASA TV,   http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ ...you can also click on any of the links below for more info as well as the subject link...wishing you a great day, we have to remember to always do our best, enjoy everything we do, live in the present, smile & have fun! Gabe

Total lunar eclipse next week will turn the Moon blood red<http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/weather/total-lunar-eclipse-next-week-will-turn-the-moon-blood-red/ar-BB7hHXy>
 (c) Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona The total lunar eclipse of April 15, 2014, was seen by a telescope at the University of Arizona's Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter.
Skywatchers across much of the world will have the chance to see the moon glowing with an eerie red pallor during a pre-Halloween total lunar eclipse next week.
The "blood moon<http://www.space.com/25488-total-lunar-eclipse-photos-april-2014.html>" total lunar eclipse will rise during the full moon of Oct. 8 just before sunrise in North America, but red might not be the only color people see during the total eclipse. Weather permitting, it's possible that some sharp-eyed observers might be able to see some blue in the moon's glow. The event will be the second of four consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2014 and 2015, according to NASA officials.
On the East Coast of the United States, totality starts at 6:25 a.m. EDT, but stargazers on the West Coast of the United States will have an even better chance of seeing the rusty glow of the moon during totality. The eclipse will occur between 3:25 a.m. PDT and 4:24 a.m. PDT Wednesday. Observers in Australia and countries along the Pacific Ocean will also have the chance to see the eclipse. [Video: October's Lunar Eclipse Won't Be Unusually Dark<http://www.space.com/27192-octobers-lunar-eclipse-wont-be-unusually-dark-video.html>]
"It promises to be a stunning sight, even from the most light-polluted cities," NASA eclipse expert Fred Espenak said in a statement. "I encourage everyone, especially families with curious children, to go out and enjoy the event."
A total lunar eclipse tetrad
Next week's eclipse is the second in a so-called total lunar eclipse tetrad<http://www.space.com/25462-total-lunar-eclipse-blood-moon-complete-coverage.html>, a series of four consecutive eclipses that began earlier this year. The first total eclipse tetrad occurred in April. The next total eclipse in the series will occur on April 4, 2015, and the fourth eclipse will rise on Sept. 28, 2015.
During total lunar eclipses<http://www.space.com/13748-total-lunar-eclipse-moon-infographic.html>, the moon passes into Earth's shadow, causing the planet to darken the face of the moon, according to NASA. Instead of making the moon go completely dark, the moon shines with a rosy hue during a total eclipse because it reflects light from the sun coming through Earth's atmosphere.
The color of the moon during a lunar eclipse actually depends on Earth's atmosphere. For example, a lot of volcanic activity on the planet can pollute the atmosphere and make the moon seem very dark in color during an eclipse, according to NASA.
"Despite some recent eruptions that look spectacular from the ground, there have been no large injections of volcanic gases into the stratosphere," atmospheric scientist Richard Keen of the University of Colorado said in the same statement<http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/18sep_lunareclipse/>. "In the absence of volcanic effects, I expect a rather normal reddish-orange lunar eclipse similar in appearance to last April's eclipse<http://www.space.com/25409-four-blood-moons-tetrad-lunar-eclipse.html>."

Station Crew Prepares For Next Week's Spacewalk
The six-person Expedition 41 crew of the International Space Station conducted scientific experiments Friday, closing out a busy week focused on gearing up for two spacewalks. During the first spacewalk beginning around 8:10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst will exit out the Quest airlock for a six-and-a-half hour excursion. Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore, who will be inside the cupola to provide robotic support, will join Wiseman on Oct. 15 for another excursion outside the station.

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Station Crew Relaxes After Week of Docking Activities<http://www.nasa.gov/content/expanded-crew-relaxes-after-busy-week-of-docking-activities/index.html>
09.26.14 - The Expedition 41 crew doubled in size overnight and the International Space Station is now packed with five vehicles docked to various ports. NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore and cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova completed a near six-hour ride to their new home in space after launching ...
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*        <http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/how-nasa-watches-cmes/index.html>
CME Week: How NASA Watches CMEs<http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/how-nasa-watches-cmes/index.html>
09.25.14 - The study of space weather - including coronal mass ejections (CMEs) - is a much younger science than the study of Earth's weather, with far fewer observatories available. However, resources have grown dramatically in the last decade: NASA currently flies 18 missions to study the sun's effects at Ea ...

*        <http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/maven-spacecraft-returns-first-mars-observations/index.html>
MAVEN Spacecraft Returns First Mars Observations <http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/maven-spacecraft-returns-first-mars-observations/index.html>
09.24.14 - NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has obtained its first

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