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28 Oct 2009 11:09


Tech: Ares I-X: A look into the next generation of NASA

  • 48 years ago today, NASA launched its first Saturn I “space launcher,” an important development in the history of space exploration. In a big way, the Ares I-X test flight, in the midst of launching, has a similar historic impact. It’s the first shot in the space agency’s next generation of spacecraft. Nerds are aflutter for this reason. source

07 Oct 2009 09:42


Tech: Thought Saturn’s other rings were cool? Check out this one.

Giant infrared ring around saturn
  • This ring is giant, way bigger than all the other ones, but we haven’t been able to see it until now. That’s because NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope works sort of like the signal that makes your remote control work. It uses infrared signals to pick up light which isn’t otherwise obviously visible. source

30 Sep 2009 19:47


Biz: Penske ran rings around GM’s Saturn, but they couldn’t save it

  • 13,000 jobs could be lost in the wake of Roger Penske’s failed bid to keep the GM small-car brand alive
  • 350 dealers will be left holding the bag after Penske’s manufacturer, Renault-Nissan, backed out source

05 Jun 2009 16:43


Biz: An odd left turn: Car-racing-rooted Penske buys Saturn from GM

  • The car brand would have died without a buyer. Well, General Motors has one less brand to worry about. Just days after agreeing to sell Hummer to a Chinese company, they’ve found a suitor for another castoff, Saturn. Penske, owned by namesake former racer (and current NASCAR and Indy Car team owner) Roger Penske, will only distribute the brand and currently own no dealerships. Nor will they open any. The move, to be complete in October, would save 13,000 jobs and 300 dealerships. source

02 Jun 2009 11:07


Biz, U.S.: GM sez parties making interested rings around Saturn

  • 16 interested parties approached GM about buying the brand source

16 Apr 2009 10:25


Biz: A group of people want to buy Saturn from G.M. Whoo.

If you were an investor, wouldn’t you be interested in taking these cars off the hands of a failed auto giant? source