Dragon's arrival marked the first time in eight years that an American-made spacecraft capable of carrying humans has flown to the space station . Kirk Shireman, the manager of Nasa's International Space Station programme, said: "You'll hear us talk about this being a flight test; it absolutely is".
The report , Global Air Pollution 2018, was officially released on Tuesday. According to a new study, Gurugram which is located in India's capital New Delhi , was the most polluted city in the world. India racks up health-care costs and productivity losses from pollution of as much as 8.5 per cent of gross domestic product, according to the World Bank.
Scores of space tourists gathered in Florida to watch the 2:49 a.m. launch of the Falcon 9 rocket, which went off without a hitch. The uncrewed flight, or Demo-1 mission, will provide SpaceX the chance to prove its spacecraft is safe, reliable and ready to carry live astronauts.
Researchers from the University of Michigan, US shared the video along with a paper in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation describing the freaky encounter. "We looked over and we saw a large tarantula on top of an opossum", researcher Michael Grundler said. "We were pretty ecstatic and shocked, and we couldn't really believe what we were seeing", Michael Grundler said in the statement.
The Crew Dragon capsule was launched on top of one of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets, and contains 400lb of cargo, as well as a sophisticated crash dummy named Ripley, a reference to Sigourney Weaver's character in the Alien franchise. Now that Demo-1 is in space, the next phase of its mission begins. Both SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's Starliner were supposed to conduct their first test flights last August.
The six-day test flight will be real in every regard, beginning with a Florida liftoff on March 2, and a docking the next day with the International Space Station. to get ready for our next mission", Kathy Lueders, manager of NASA Commercial Crew Program , said last week during a news conference. The Roadster launched on top of the first successfully launched Falcon Heavy rocket last February .