SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endurance arrived at its hangar ahead of an upcoming launch. It’s set to carry the Crew-3 astronauts to the International Space Station on October 31 and is the first mission flying with a used nosecone.
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter completed its 14th flight on Mars. This short flight successfully tested Ingenuity’s ability to fly with faster rotor settings, which will be needed when atmospheric density is lower during the Martian summer.
Scientists published the clearest pictures ever taken of living bacteria. The images reveal that the protective outer layers of some bacteria may have weak spots, which could be more vulnerable to antibiotics.
A team of researchers discovered one of the youngest planets ever found around an infant star. Planet 2M0437b — thought to be several times larger than Jupiter — is so new it’s still giving off heat from its formation and can be seen directly through a telescope.
SpaceX released a video showing the progress it’s made on its Starship spacecraft at the company’s Starbase facility in Texas. SpaceX hopes to begin Starship test flights in the next few months, pending regulatory approval.