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CNN英语新闻:美国中期选举临近 即将展开对决

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距美国中期选举还有4天,而候选者们正想尽一切办法争取投票。我们谈论的是在众议院选举的435名议员,36名参议员,还有管理者
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Fridays are awesome. It's good you can join us for this Halloween edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS. I'm Carl Azuz at the CNN Center.

Four days away from the U.S. midterm elections, and candidates are trying to scare up some votes. We are talking all 435 members of the House of Representatives, 36 Senators, plus, some governors, state and local officials. They are out in force, making their last weekend push for support.

And something you need this time around. It's not just commercials and signs, it's signs of the times.

Wine hadn't even been introduced by the last national election. Some candidates are using it. Selfies were less popular. Some candidates are taking them. And through Facebook and Twitter, they are doing everything they can, especially to reach younger voters who don't typically turn out for the midterms.

If Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore want to vote, they are going to need absentee ballots.There are two of the six people aboard the International Space Station right now. A Russian cargo spaceship arrived there the other morning, and NASA officials say the ISS has enough supplies to last-until spring at least. That's a good thing. Especially after an American rocket carrying supplies crashed on liftoff earlier this week.

Ever wonder what an astronaut needs day to day?

The International Space Station orbits the Earth every 90 minutes, traveling about 17,500 miles per hour. It is an understatement to say the astronauts and cosmonauts on board enjoy a spectacular view. But daily life in lower Earth orbit is hard work, and at times complicated. Even getting clean is a challenge. No shower here, instead, they use towels, wipes and a rinse-less shampoo.

And I take my no rinse shampoo, and rub it in. Again, going to working it up to the ends.

On board this 100 billion research laboratory, there are never more than six crew members at a time. They stay for about six months, which can feel like an eternity living on pre-packaged food.

We use a lot of the same items the military uses. The meals ready to eat, the MREs.

Every so often, supply ships like the one that exploded this week bring fresh fruit and vegetables.

Here our dinner table. It is a table for six, we don't have plates. Of course, we don't need plates in space because again, everything would just float away.

There are no refrigerators in space, and salt and pepper only in liquid form, otherwise the particles would be airborne, clogging air vents or getting in an astronaut's eye. Peanut butter on a specially packaged tortilla is a space station staple.

A weightless tortilla. OK. We got one tortilla. Wow, it got away.
 

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