Researchers propose to overcome some of the limitations of current technologies for Mars exploration and even extend current operational capabilities by introducing the concept of a vacuum airship.
Russia has a history of beating us Yankees into space, and along with being the first to send a dog, man, and woman into the arms of the final frontier, they just became the first nation to send an actress and film crew up there.
Update (1112ET): William Shatner has exited the capsule. He immediately hugged Jeff Bezos.
However, as an emotional Shatner spoke about his experience, he was abruptly cut off by Blue Origin and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Absolutely amazing account of his experience. Absolutely amazing. I've been a huge William Shatner admirer since 1968. I feel I know and respect him now more than ever. Never met the Captain. What an emotional experience.