Space.com Later, Vader! Watch Blue Origin Fly 'Mannequin Skywalker' to Space and Back 2017-12-15T12:31:00.000000000-05:00 When Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launched the first test flight of its New Shepard Crew Capsule 2.0 this week, it had a very special passenger aboard: a dummy named "Mannequin Skywalker." In Photos: SpaceX Launches Used Falcon 9 Rocket, Dragon Capsule on CRS-13 2017-12-15T11:42:00.000000000-05:00 SpaceX launched its 13th cargo delivery to the International Space Station with both a reused Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship. See photos of the rocket's launch and landing. SpaceX Launches (and Lands) Used Rocket on Historic NASA Cargo Mission 2017-12-15T11:12:00.000000000-05:00 SpaceX launched and landed a used rocket today (Dec. 15), pulling off yet another spaceflight double play on a mission that gets the company a big step closer to its goal of total reusability. Image of the Day 2017-12-15T10:13:00.000000000-05:00 That's no moon! Actually, that is a moon — Saturn's "Death Star" moon, Mimas. Best Robot Kits for Kids 2017-12-15T07:11:00.000000000-05:00 Robot kits can help children learn to build as well as to code. Based on our testing, here are the best kits for every age and skill level. The Secret Behind the Success of the New 'Star Wars' Films 2017-12-15T07:00:00.000000000-05:00 In the 40 years since the original “Star Wars” film premiered, the franchise has been a pop culture powerhouse. The 2017 Geminid Meteor Shower: Amazing Photos by Stargazers 2017-12-15T06:57:00.000000000-05:00 The Geminid meteor shower of 2017 peaked overnight on Dec. 13 and 14 and thrilled stargazers able to see it with dazzling meteors. See photos from the meteor shower by Space.com readers here. Geminid Meteor Shower Puts on a Stellar Show for Stargazers (Photos) 2017-12-15T06:44:00.000000000-05:00 The best meteor display of 2017 - the Geminid meteor shower - peaked overnight last night and early Thursday (Dec. 14), producing stunning light displays of up to 100 "shooting stars" per hour. See what thrilled stargazers. SpaceX to Launch Its Most Reused Rocket Yet Today: Watch It Live 2017-12-15T06:30:00.000000000-05:00 SpaceX will launch a cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) today (Dec. 15) in what will be another leap forward in the private company's plight toward full rocket reusability. Astronauts Will Watch 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' in Space! 2017-12-14T12:24:00.000000000-05:00 There may not be any movie theaters in space, but that won't stop the Expedition 54 crew from watching the new "Star Wars" movie aboard the International Space Station.