Currently, the members of the 64th expedition are operating on the ISS, including Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov; US astronauts Kathleen Rubins, Victor Glove, Shannon Walker, and Mike Hopkins; and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
Last week, a State Department spokesperson indicated that Washington was continuing its review of potential “sanctionable activity” by companies involved in the construction of the Russian-Western European energy infrastructure megaproject. President Biden has called Nord Stream 2 a “bad deal for Europe”.
The exoplanet, spotted orbiting a star relatively near our solar system, has been hailed as potentially presenting a prime research target that could aid in the hunt for extraterrestrial life.
The Royal Saudi Air Defence Forces on Thursday intercepted and downed a ballistic missile launched by the Yemeni Shia rebel Houthi movement in the direction of the kingdom's southwestern province of Jazan.
The report, which found that 60 percent of convicted rapists have a foreign background, left researchers searching for an explanation. So far, socio-economic factors and cultural differences have been suggested.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 2.569 million; over 115.5 million cases of the infection have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.
The vaccine, developed by the Vector State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology, has been earlier proven to provide a year of protection against COVID-19.
On Thursday, Barcelona defeated Sevilla 3-0 after extra time in a Copa del Rey semi-final.