Free App Puts NASA Pluto Mission in Palm of Your Hand
Pluto Safari App Home Screen
May 27th, 2015
The free Pluto Safari app, which came out last month, keeps tabs on NASA's New Horizons mission, counting down its July 14 close encounter to the second, and teaches users about the frigid, distant realm the spacecraft is exploring.
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'Star Trek: Captain Pike' Fan Film to Boldly Go to Pre-Kirk Enterprise
Original Starship Enterprise Model at Air and Space Museum
May 20th, 2015
A group of dedicated "Star Trek" fans want to make a new movie, featuring a character from "The "Original Series" who was captain of the Enterprise before James T. Kirk. And they plan to have experienced "Star Trek" actors taking part.
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Vader Meets Kirk in Awesome 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek' Trailer Mashup (Video)
Starship Enterprise Chased by TIE Fighters
May 14th, 2015
A new video mashes up clips from "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" into an 85-second trailer for a fake 1985 film called "The Carbonite Maneuver," whose release would have been the sci-fi event of the century.
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'Tomorrowland' Celebrates Walt Disney's Vision of the Future
In "Tomorrowland," Walt Disney's vision of the future gets a 21st-century overhaul from the minds of Brad Bird and George Clooney.
May 22nd, 2015
The world of tomorrow is a pretty wonderful place … at least that's the sentiment of the makers of Disney's new epic: 'Tomorrowland.'
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Is This 'International Flag of Planet Earth' the One We'll Plant on Mars?
'International Flag of Planet Earth' Planted on Mars
May 20th, 2015
A Swedish university student has created a design for an "International Flag of Planet Earth" that could be planted on planets during future human exploration. The banner depicts seven interlocked circles, symbolizing the unity of all people.
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'What is Pluto?' How Astronaut Mark Kelly Fared on Celebrity Jeopardy!
Astronaut Mark Kelly on Celebrity Jeopardy!
May 13th, 2015
The astronaut who commanded the second-to-last space shuttle mission placed second on "Celebrity Jeopardy!," finishing behind an NFL football player. "Jeopardy made flying a rocket look easy!" said Mark Kelly.
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's Science Talk Show Gets 2nd Season
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on the set of the late-night, science-themed TV show "StarTalk," which is filmed in front of a live studio audience at the American Museum of Natural History.
May 8th, 2015
Neil deGrasse Tyson's late-night, science-themed talk show, "StarTalk," has been renewed for a second season by the National Geographic Channel.
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Disney's 'Tomorrowland' Draws Inspiration from NASA's Past and Future
Actress Britt Robertson, as Casey Newton in Disney's new movie "Tomorrowland," sports a hat displaying NASA's logo.
May 22nd, 2015
In the new Disney film 'Tomorrowland,' now in theaters, NASA provides the launch pad, literally and figuratively, for the movie's plot to unfold. 'To many of us on the film, NASA is close to our hearts,' said director Brad Bird.
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How Tom Cruise Cast Himself in an Unlikely Role with NASA
Tom Cruise in 'Oblivion'
May 15th, 2015
If you've been a fan of NASA's website for more than a decade, you can thank an unlikely space geek: actor Tom Cruise.
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This LEGO Millennium Falcon Model Must Be Seen to Be Believed
Lego Millenium Falcon Model
May 12th, 2015
A Singapore-based team called Titans Creations spent two months planning and building the model, which measures 43.3 inches by 33.5 inches (110 by 85 centimeters) and contains so many bricks that team members lost count.
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