"As we get ready to launch this historic Mars mission, we want everyone to share in this journey of exploration," said Thomas Zurbuchen, from NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.
In the most advanced test yet, SpaceX's Starship prototype plans to fly to an altitude of 22.5km before landing on the same launch pad it used to take off.
"This is the first time that we have detected water on a planet in the habitable zone around a star where the temperature is potentially compatible with the presence of life," said lead author, the physicist Giovanna Tinetti.
K Sivan, the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation, said the Vikram lander was found on the moon by cameras on board the spacecraft Chandrayaan-2.
The Von Braun Space Station would be made of two rotating concentric rings that the Gateway Foundation claims would provide artificial gravity one-sixth as strong as Earth’s by 2025.
“Without additional local, national and global action on the greatest threats, the overall outlook for the Great Barrier Reef’s ecosystem will remain very poor, with continuing consequences for its heritage values also,” the report states.
The finding of the 3.8 million years old skull contradicts the long-held notion of anagenesis in hominins, whereby one species disappears and gives rise to the next in a linear fashion.
The Indian Space Research Organisation has released the first photograph of its lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-2 as it approaches the moon with the Mare Orientale basin and Apollo craters clearly in view.
"My cat died of urinary tract disease. I decided to clone him because he was so special and unforgettable," said the cloned cat's owner Huang Yu, who paid US$35,400 for Garlic.
Virgin Galactic has had several successful test flights, but there’s no indication when its first actual commercial flight will be. The fit-out of the interior of the building indicates it might be imminent.