The Cassini spacecraft has been studying Saturn and her moons for nearly 20 years, and is now finally running out of fuel. The Cassini mission is set to end this September, but not without a big finale. It’s a Grand Finale, even, and it’s going to end with Cassini plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere. Before that though,…
“The American automobile industry is back,” the Gipper pronounced after not only seeing but actually driving the first working prototype of Saturn all the way back in 1984. It’s a little illustration of the failure of GM’s next great hope that wasn’t.
Over the weekend, an ad popped up on Craigslist, as they often do, of a man looking to sell his Saturn. That in itself isn’t terribly remarkable. It’s the scene that he’s leaving behind that piqued my interest.
As the Cassini spacecraft executes its final daredevil maneuvers, scientists on both sides of the Atlantic are already thinking about the next mission to Saturn. But this time around, nobody’s talking about studying the gas giant itself. They’re talking about hunting for life in Saturn’s rings.
I like to think of cars in terms of how long it’ll take for it to be cool to show up to a Cars and Coffee with one. For instance, a brand new $65,000 BMW 5-Series is a fine car but boring and would be out of place. A 1971 Ford Pinto, which is a terrible car, would be welcomed by enthusiasts because they’re rare and…
Here is how the mail was delivered in the 1990s. It was a better time.
Sitting on the floor of the 2000 Los Angeles Auto Show was Saturn’s very first concept car—a rational, promising future that reality stood no chance of living up to.
For the few remaining people who haven’t decided to buy an Amphicar, there’s a few rules to be followed when driving through an area undergoing flooding. Actually, there’s one rule: don’t drive into any puddles that look like lakes. This Saturn driver somehow didn’t seem to understand that idea.
If you’re like me and constantly wonder what cool things are happening out in space, you now have the chance to catch up on the past 11 years of goings on nearby Saturn. That’s right—11 years of imagery from Saturn and its moons.
For nearly 20 years, Saturn cranked out some of the world’s... cars, until it fell victim to the Carpocalypse and finally closed up shop for good. You might think that most people are over Saturn’s demise these days, but one Florida car dealer has a pending lawsuit against General Motors’ auditing firm claiming they…
Put your sonic screwdriver away. Although their body panels are plastic, these cars are not controlled by the Nestene Consciousness. Their origin is domestic in nature, seeking not to destroy humanity, but to beat the Japanese at the small car game they dominated in the 1980s. This is the story of Saturn.
You go to the track, you expect to see Miatas. You go to a rally, you expect to see Subarus. But it's the cars you don't expect to see that interest me - for instance, this race winning Saturn SC.
[File this under 'things I didn't know existed' — Saturn once built a concept car with a gated manual shifter. That was back in '04 with the rear-drive Curve, penned by a former Saab designer. Photo Credit: GM]
In a few years, when those new Star Wars movies come out, I'm looking forward to taking my son. Because I want to hear his conversations with his friends as he tells them he's been to R2-D2s house. In Irvine. Nice place, very clean. Where he lives with another droid, and drives in a cleverly modded Honda Element.
See that, you philistine? That's "art" you see up there. And one of you should buy it for me for the low, low price of $50,000. Because I work hard and I deserve it.
Things keep moving at the Kennedy Space Center in preparation for the first mission of NASA's Space Launch System and its Orion spacecraft in 2017. The crawler-transporter just passed "the first phase of an important milestone test."
The Saturn-IB was smaller brother to the mighty Saturn V. The first stage was assembled at Chrysler's Michoud facility near New Orleans from 8 Redstone rocket fuel tanks, a Jupiter rocket liquid oxygen tank and 8 Rocketdyne H-1 engines putting out a combined 1.6 million pounds of thrust. The IB first stage, along with…
Matchbox 20. Snood. Geocities. Angel Fire. The late 1990s and early 2000s are something that a lot of us look back on semi-fondly. And if you could encase all of that nostalgia in a car, it would be the plastic bodied Saturn L-Series.
There's no such thing as a bad experience. Each one teaches you something good, the difference being in how that's executed. Nevertheless, certain 'good experiences' inevitably leave their mark on you, and you seem to remember more than you learn. In that spirit, here is my automotive horror story.
GM is recalling 426,240 midsize sedans because the shift cable might break. That means that when you put the car into Park, it might actually end up rolling down a hill.