Fifty years ago, 10 days in space pushed human spaceflight forward with spectacular, groundbreaking testing. On March 3, 1969, a Saturn V rocket launched three brave astronauts into low Earth orbit as part of Apollo 9, a mission on which the crew tested the spacecraft that would later land humans on the lunar surface.
After months of making sure every little detail of the HAL 9000 is the best that it can be, we are happy to announce we are now in the actual production phase of this project. Along with the upgrades we have already shared with you, we have also made several more improvements to the software, so the final production units will ship with even more functionality than was shown in the videos.
Tyrannosaurus rex might have been the “tyrant lizard king,” but before the mighty T. rexstomped across what is now North America, it ancestors weren't exactly living like royalty: They were tiny, gangly, and quick on their feet, adapted to life in the shadows of far larger carnivores.
Of all the ideas the rest of the world might want to adopt from France, we’re nominating this one to be next: making lightsaber dueling an actual sport — one that’s officially recognized by a sanctioning body.
Star Trek has been prescient about future technology ever since showing off a nascent cell phone in the pilot episode of the original series. But that doesn’t make the creation of this real-life replicatorany less astonishing.