Commercial space company SpaceX
has had a long road to this morning's launch to the International Space Station
. The mission, originally planned months ago, has seen repeated delays and a frustrating automatic abort earlier this week. Today's launch seemed to make up for all of that, when the Falcon 9
rocket lifted flawlessly off the launchpad, carrying the Dragon spacecraft
To Boldly Go
A new generation of space travel is happening as we speak. You could, perhaps, call it the next generation
of space travel. Private space flights are going to start happening more and more often and we'll get closer to the future science fiction stories have told us to much about. But before all that, one Star Trek
alum will experience space a very different way. Actor James Doohan's
ashes will make their way into outer space when a privately owned rocket is sent up this week.
So, this picture from the New York City set of The Amazing Spider-Man has been making the rounds and it's left people wondering about Rhys Ifans' hand. Namely: Is that Kermit? (Answer: No. Probably not.) Let's speculate the pants off of this.