SpaceX’s launch is a go for Saturday and, with that, we have reflections on the privatization of space travel. We also have new fuel for the ongoing debate about what (and who) might wait in the distant reaches of space.

A recent fossil find in China could represent a hitherto unknown species of human.

Of course, Maria Jose Cristerna, the Vampire Woman of Guadaljara, Mexico, might also be a hitherto unknown species of human.

Light clothing, Seattle ComicCon, and more of the Vampire Woman, below:

Footage of Seattle ComicCon:

More Maria Jose Cristerna, in Spanish:

Finally, for those who like light clothing, here’s some clothing actually made from light.