Space.com Today in Space! June 22, 2000: NASA Finds Evidence of Water on Mars 2017-06-22T12:30:00.000000000-04:00 Find out what happened today in space on June 22, 2000 when NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft found evidence of present-day liquid water on Mars. Stratospheric Zinger! KFC Chicken Sandwich to Launch to Edge of Space Today 2017-06-22T12:16:00.000000000-04:00 A Kentucky Fried Chicken sandwich is scheduled to travel into the stratosphere on Thursday (June 22) aboard one of World View Enterprise's Stratollite high-altitude balloon systems. Image of the Day 2017-06-22T12:15:00.000000000-04:00 French astronaut Thomas Pesquet plays his saxophone in the Cupola observatory at the International Space Station. The instrument was delivered to the space station as a surprise birthday gift for the astronaut, who returned to Earth on June 2. Official: Ron Howard New Han Solo Director 2017-06-22T11:38:00.000000000-04:00 One of Hollywood's top directors will step into helm Han Solo. American Indians in the Space Program to be Honored on 2019 US Dollar Coin 2017-06-22T09:30:00.000000000-04:00 The United States Mint will honor the important roles that Native Americans have held in the U.S. space program with the issuance of a dollar coin in 2019. Pew Pew Pew! Why Scientists Are Fired Up About Futuristic Space Lasers 2017-06-22T08:50:00.000000000-04:00 Lasers are helping scientists conduct highly precise measurements and observations on Earth, in orbit around our planet and in space. Chicken Sandwich Flight to Near-Space Delayed Again 2017-06-22T08:50:00.000000000-04:00 A high-altitude balloon flight that would have carried a chicken sandwich to the edge of space has been delayed again, due to wind conditions on the ground. House Panel Takes First Step Towards Military "Space Corps" 2017-06-22T07:30:00.000000000-04:00 Lawmakers took the first step towards establishing a 'Space Corps' within the Air Force — similar to the way the Marine Corps functions in the Navy — by drafting legislation that would require the new organization to be set up by January 1, 2019. ESA Moves Forward on Gravitational Wave and Exoplanet Missions 2017-06-22T07:00:00.000000000-04:00 The European Space Agency has selected an ambitious space-based gravitational-wave observatory as its next large space science mission, scheduled for launch by 2034. Is It Time to Rethink How We Search for Alien Life? 2017-06-22T06:57:00.000000000-04:00 Intelligent, extraterrestrial life could be advanced in ways that would stymie efforts to find them.