Over a third of the science instruments used in the ExoMars mission are led by women.
"The European Space Agency is a real asset to the work - the United Kingdom is a proud founding member and will remain committed into the future", he said.
The brilliant, but long-unrecognised, 20th century British scientist's name was selected with the help of a public competition in which almost 36,000 took part. It was revealed by ESA astronaut Tim Peake on February 7 at the facility in England where the rover is being constructed.
Knicks to part ways with disgruntled Enes Kanter
With head coach David Fizdale focusing on youth, it will be interesting how Jordan fits into New York's plans moving forward. The Knicks have been trying to move Kanter for a few weeks, but his contract made things hard , according to the report.
Peake said: "This rover will scout the Martian surface equipped with next-generation instruments, a fully-fledged automated laboratory on Mars".
Johann-Dietrich "Jan" Wörner Director General, European Space Agency said: "This name reminds us that it is in the human genes to explore. Science is in our DNA, and in everything we do at ESA".
The Rosalind Franklin rover is part of the ExoMars program, which is a joint endeavor between the ESA and Russia's Roscosmos. European Space Agency astronaut Time Peake stood alongside Skidmore at the event, which was held in the "Mars Yard" testing ground at Airbus Defence and Space's facilities in Stevenage, England. "ExoMars is the culmination of our industry experience over the last half a century where we have worked alongside academia and agencies to push the boundaries in space both for satellites and missions to other planets".
The rover is under development in the UK. By shooting X-rays at a DNA crystal and measuring the resulting image, Franklin produced some key data that let researchers James Watson and Francis Crick discover the shape of the molecule. Franklin never went further with her research. When she graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge in 1941, she was only given a degree titular because women were not entitled to getting degrees at the time, but she did receive her PhD from Ohio University in 1945.
Venezuela's humanitarian aid standoff
It's possible the Venezuelan government fears aid crossing the border could be used as cover for an invasion to depose Maduro . The bridge is at the same site where officials plan to store humanitarian aid that Guaido is vowing to deliver to Venezuela.
Franklin was an English scientist best known for groundbreaking work on the molecular structure of DNA. Watson and Crick used their own data and Franklin's photograph to create a model for the building blocks of life.
Suns acquire Heat's Johnson
The Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat joined forced for a little bit of salary-dumping trade action on Wednesday afternoon. He is best known for his hustle that often left him with missing teeth and other aggression-related injuries.
Galaxy Note S Pen with a camera? Probably not happening
According to the concept, a camera lens will be located at the rear end of the pen, where a push button is now located. The S Pen that comes with Samsung's latest Note flagship - the Galaxy Note 9 - already has Bluetooth support.
United States merger to create sixth largest bank
In a CNBC interview, executives said the merger would allow them to invest more heavily in new technology demanded by customers. They said that when they combine, they'll have top-three market share in eight states. "These are both very clean banks".
The best Moto G7 deals
The G7 still features a Snapdragon 632 chipset but it is paired with 4GB of RAM while there is 64GB of expandable storage onboard. The G7 Play was released today in Brazil and Mexico and it will launch at some point in the next month in the USA for just $199.
Sentence for McArthur means he'll never see daylight
Shelly Kinsman, right, leaves the Toronto Courthouse after the sentencing. "I'm not happy with it, not happy at all with it". Many in the LGBTQ community say it's a slap in the face, a failure to send a clear signal that their lives matter.
Mazda celebrates 30 years of MX-5 with Anniversary Edition
Like all 2019 Miata's, the 30th Anniversary Edition relies on a 181-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for motivation. Yesterday Mazda pulled the wraps off a very special MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition at the Chicago Auto Show .