Nicknamed Percy, the rover is tasked with caching samples that may contain signs of ancient life, as well as characterising the planet's geology and past climate.
The rocket was set to lift off on a mission to propel a crew capsule into orbit around the moon, bringing the US a big step closer to putting astronauts back on the lunar surface.
Unusually heavy monsoon rains have caused devastating floods in both the north and south of the country, affecting more than 30 million people.
The service, by SpaceX and T-Mobile, is planned to begin offering text messaging services from late 2023, with voice calls and data services expected to follow later.
Webb captures first clear evidence of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of WASP-39 B, a gas giant closely orbiting a Sun-like star 700 light years away, NASA says.
The Webb telescope is an international collaboration between the US space agency NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency.
The samples are from a Japanese space probe called Hayabusa-2, which gathered 5.4 grams of rocks and dust from the near-earth asteroid Ryugu.
After over two decades of cooperation with the US, Russia says it will leave ISS after 2024 and start putting together a Russian orbital station.
Japanese scientists have designed a conic artificial gravity habitat, taking humanity another step closer to space colonisation.
An examination of Jupiter and Saturn systems shows that the formation and perseverance of rings may depend on the friendliness of planetary moons, among other factors.
"We're potentially looking at the most distant starlight that anyone has ever seen," Rohan Naidu of Harvard Center for Astrophysics says of GLASS-z13, which is believed to date back to 300 million years after Big Bang.
The agreement comes despite the European Space Agency earlier this week terminating its relationship with Russia on a mission to put a rover on Mars.
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