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Shatner going where he's never gone before: Zero gravity

Shatner going where he's never gone before: Zero gravity Hard to believe, but William Shatner has never been to space or in zero gravity.That's right, the man who played Star Trek's Captain Kirk for 28 years and has been a NASA booster for decades has kept his feet firmly planted on the ground.

Watch NASA's home movie of the first dive between Saturn and its rings

Watch NASA's home movie of the first dive between Saturn and its rings Well if this lil' home video doesn't fill you with excitement and awe, check your pulse because you're probably dead.Captured at 6,800 miles per hour (aka 45 times faster than a speeding bullet) the "movie" represents the exploration of uncharted territory for the $3.

Listen to the Eerie Void of Space

Listen to the Eerie Void of Space We’ve covered the Cassini probe a few times, but this little probe never ceases to impress.This time, Cassini went into the empty space between Saturn and its rings.

ISS Design Challenge Winner 3D-Printed in Space

ISS Design Challenge Winner 3D-Printed in Space Winner of the Mouser Electronics International Space Station Design Challenge, his 3D-printed femto satellite launcher is now in orbit, ready for use by onboard astronauts.“The heart of this challenge was ‘innovation,’ and Andy’s femto satellite-launching device embodies forward-thinking design.

SpaceX Wants Everyone on Earth to Have Cheap, Fast Internet

SpaceX Wants Everyone on Earth to Have Cheap, Fast Internet Starting in 2019, SpaceX plans to launch thousands of satellites into low-Earth orbit.Together, the armada network hubs will blanket the planet in cheap, fast, low-latency satellite internet.

These shining cosmic objects aren't stars. Take a closer look

These shining cosmic objects aren't stars. Take a closer look The Hubble Space Telescope has given us many incredible views of the universe.From stars and nebulas shining hundreds of light-years away, to views of closer cosmic objects like Mars and Jupiter, the Hubble provides frequent reminders of just how small we are.

Cassini Finds Saturn's Ring Gap Emptier Than Expected

Cassini Finds Saturn's Ring Gap Emptier Than Expected One of the reasons Cassini didn’t venture into this space before was the risk of damage from dust particles.The dust particles are only 1 micrometer across, but can cause damage to the probe’s instruments when they impact at high speed.

In a Death Spiral, Cassini Is Delivering Incredible Science

In a Death Spiral, Cassini Is Delivering Incredible Science “I am delighted to report that Cassini shot through the gap just as we planned and has come out the other side in excellent shape.While the gas giant’s north pole was in shadow for the first part of the Cassini mission, it’s now in full sunlight, which enables Cassini scientists to directly image it in reflected light.

SpaceX Successfully Tests Falcon Heavy Rocket Core

SpaceX Successfully Tests Falcon Heavy Rocket Core The rocket has been inching closer to completion ever since, and now SpaceX has successfully tested the Falcon heavy’s core rocket module in a so-called static fire test.The Falcon Heavy will essentially be three Falcon 9 rockets strapped together.

Scientists Detect Giant Waves of Lava on Jupiter's Moon Io

Scientists Detect Giant Waves of Lava on Jupiter's Moon Io Jupiter’s moon Io would be a terrible place to visit, with active volcanoes and planes of sulfur-dioxide frost.As Europa slid across Io (right), astronomers took readings with the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (LBTO) in Arizona.

This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets

This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets com, Aldrin remarked that “We must retire the ISS as soon as possible…We simply cannot afford $3.Now SpaceX has successfully tested the rocket module at the core of the upcoming Falcon Heavy as well.

Research Suggests Mars Formed in the Asteroid Belt

Research Suggests Mars Formed in the Asteroid Belt Earth and Mars are very different planets right now, but they’re both small, rocky planets in the inner solar system.Researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology claim that analysis of Mars’ composition supports the idea that it was originally formed in the asteroid belt, and then migrated to the inner solar system.

This Week in Space: From Paranal to Proxima B

This Week in Space: From Paranal to Proxima B We won’t know if Proxima b is habitable until we can get some sharp telescopes pointed straight at it, which doesn’t happen until next year.A team of scientists based in the UK has been running models to see what they can tease out of the data we currently have on Proxima b, and they’ve got optimistic results.

Scientists Are Closer to Understanding the 'Alien Megastructure Star'

Scientists Are Closer to Understanding the 'Alien Megastructure Star' Stars don’t come much weirder than KIC 8462852, known colloquially as Tabby’s star.You may be more familiar with it as the “alien megastructure star.

Astronomers Pin Down the Orbit of Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1h

Astronomers Pin Down the Orbit of Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1h Scientists have also confirmed many of the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system have what’s known as “orbital resonance.However, all the planets around TRAPPIST-1 orbit very close — a year there is only a few Earth days.

This Adorable Little Rocket Just Reached Space for the First Time

This Adorable Little Rocket Just Reached Space for the First Time Most commercial rockets have a carbo capacity measured in tons, but the new Electron launch vehicle from Rocket Lab is designed for lighter duty.The company is looking into the specifics, but reaching space on its very first launch isn’t bad.

NASA Releases Stunning First Science Results from Jupiter Probe Juno

NASA Releases Stunning First Science Results from Jupiter Probe Juno Then there’s Jupiter’s incredibly strong magnetic field.766 Gauss, a whopping ten times more powerful than Earth’s magnetic field and twice what was as expected.