Entertainment Archive
20 April 2015, 02:58 PM ET
Today NASA launched a redesigned version of the website www.nasa.gov, which now puts heavy emphasis on images and social media.
20 April 2015, 09:53 AM ET
"StarTalk," a science-themed late-night talk show hosted by superstar scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, premieres tonight at 11 p.m. ET/10 p.m. CT on the National Geographic Channel. Viewers can expect a fantastically space-centric viewing experience.
19 April 2015, 06:26 PM ET
'The goal is to bring science to people who know that they don't like science,' Tyson tells Space.com, 'My guests are hardly ever scientists; they're people hewn from pop culture. And I – the interviewer – am the scientist, not the journalist.'
19 April 2015, 08:12 AM ET
Orbital debris is a menace – that's a fact. How to de-clutter space from human made junk is an on-going concern by numbers of countries. Space nets, laser blasts, garbage scows, giant foam balls - these and other techniques have been proposed.
17 April 2015, 09:35 AM ET
The cast and crew of "Episode VII: The Force Awakens" and the entire convention were thrown into a tizzy after the second teaser was revealed. Hear reactions from Mark Hamill, J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and more.
16 April 2015, 02:21 PM ET
The latest trailer for the Star Wars Episode VII "The Force Awakens" was released at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim California. It’s a family affair.
15 April 2015, 11:37 AM ET
The world looks different to Neil deGrasse Tyson because he’s an astrophysicist. When a great communicator gets his hands on an elegant tool, enlightenment (and, yeah, a little ego) ensues. But why did @NeilTyson choose Twitter? He tells Space.com.
14 April 2015, 12:53 PM ET
SpaceX aims to launch its Dragon spacecraft toward the International Space Station today, then bring the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back to Earth for a landing. The liftoff is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. EDT; watch live here, beginning at 3 p.m. EDT.
10 April 2015, 03:50 PM ET
Houston, we have... Apollo 13 custom LEGO minifigures! Launched in time for the start of the historic mission's 45th anniversary, UK-based Minifigs.me has introduced a new set of four minifigures replicating the Apollo 13 crew and their flight director.
10 April 2015, 09:25 AM ET
The original Star Wars Episode IV design was bulky and heavy. In order to make it more maneuverable in Episode V, the designers made it smaller and lighter, partly for the asteroid field scene. Some of the background asteroids were actually potatoes.
10 April 2015, 09:13 AM ET
After seeing the designs for the original 'Millennium Falcon', George Lucas decided that it looked too much like the British sci-fi series' spaceship.
10 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Have you ever wanted to build your own space shuttle? Now, thanks to LEGO, you're going to get the chance, years after the end of NASA's shuttle program.
07 April 2015, 06:01 PM ET
A science fiction project called "Leviathan" by director Ruairi Robinson has been green lit to become a motion picture. Robinson's proof of concept trailer for the project is a jaw-dropping work of sci-fi awesomeness.
06 April 2015, 03:14 PM ET
A fan's yearlong mission to gain support for his LEGO version of the International Space Station is complete. Christoph Ruge's model of the orbiting outpost recorded its 10,000th vote after being posted to the LEGO Ideas website more than a year ago.
03 April 2015, 02:58 PM ET
Actor John Travolta will lead a celebration of the first manned moon landing this summer, joining with astronaut Buzz Aldrin to launch a new education initiative. Travolta will host the gala for Aldrin's ShareSpace Foundation at the Kennedy Space Center i
02 April 2015, 05:09 PM ET
A few years ago, Patricia Tribe was cooking spaghetti and contemplating a tough question: How do you keep science in schools while still making enough time for literacy?
01 April 2015, 09:37 AM ET
Wheeler Historical Museum in Wheeler, Texas, unveiled a statue dedicated to moonwalker Alan Bean.
31 March 2015, 12:00 PM ET
Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
31 March 2015, 10:00 AM ET
Space.com had the amazing opportunity to sit down with screenwriter Jonathan Nolan and astrophysicist Kip Thorne, to talk about the science of the science fiction epic 'Interstellar,' and reasons for humanity to leave Earth.
31 March 2015, 08:00 AM ET
This week the science fiction movie epic 'Interstellar' gets released on Blu-ray, with 3 hours of science-packed bonus material that will have space fans drooling.
30 March 2015, 02:30 PM ET
Spaceport, LEGO’s latest space shuttle model, launches in August 2015 and includes an awesome Crawler-Carrier for the shuttle, as well as detailed solid rocket boosters and an external tank.
30 March 2015, 12:13 PM ET
In anticipation of the Blu-ray and DVD release of the movie "Interstellar" this week, fans can also enjoy an online text-based game, a website about the scienc of the movie, and a special screening on April 7.
25 March 2015, 02:50 PM ET
A recent episode of a fantastic video series called "Shelf Life," produced by the American Museum of Natural history, explores how an archive of astronomical images can help astrophysicists look back in time.
23 March 2015, 07:40 AM ET
Once an aerospace engineer who dreamed of going to space, Matt Armbruster is now the CEO of High Roller, a company that makes adult tricycles that resemble the Big Wheel bikes for children.
23 March 2015, 07:35 AM ET
What do actor Ed Harris, comic strip beagle Snoopy, astronaut Jack Swigert, and James Bond have in common? A new chronograph celebrating the 'successful failure' of Apollo 13 45 years ago.
21 March 2015, 11:40 AM ET
The online project Spaceprob.es is a one-stop-shop website for learning about all the human-made space probes currently studying the cosmos, and features sharp graphic designs of all the probes, available as posters and stickers.
20 March 2015, 12:00 PM ET
Astronauts hoping to sip drinks in style may soon have a cocktail glass concept to look forward to. The Zero Gravity Cocktail Project is aiming to create an open-top glass that can be used in microgravity, using an innovative "groove system" that would ke
17 March 2015, 05:49 PM ET
A new documentary is launching audiences on a 'Journey to Space.' Narrated by actor Patrick Stewart, the giant-screen 3D film is showcasing NASA's future spaceflight plans at visitor centers and space museums, with more venues to be added throughout 2015.
17 March 2015, 12:31 PM ET
Fans of the science fiction epic "Interstellar" don’t have to wait until March 31st to watch the movie at home: a digital HD version is available starting today (March 17).
17 March 2015, 10:00 AM ET
An impressive sculpture is now in place at the main entrance of New Mexico’s Spaceport America. Artist Otto Rigan has created GENESIS – a multi-ton sculpture that is 40 feet wide, 23 feet high and 5 feet deep.
14 March 2015, 10:00 AM ET
Adr1ft casts you as a lone astronaut in the wreckage of a space station whose time and resources are rapidly running out.
13 March 2015, 05:48 PM ET
It took 200 astronauts 13 years to complete the International Space Station (ISS). Now, 4,500 people may be able to do the same in less than 50 days — sort of. A fan-designed LEGO version of the station has passed the halfway mark to being reviewed for sa
13 March 2015, 12:52 PM ET
In honor of the Pi Day of the century, 3.1415 (March 4, 2015), NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created a dizzying math challenge. Hint: every solution will use the mathematical constant pi
10 March 2015, 03:10 PM ET
Sarah Brightman will be 'chasing dreams' and 'shaping futures' when she launches on a self-funded trip to the International Space Station in September, the soprano said as she revealed her personal mission patch at a press conference in London.
10 March 2015, 11:45 AM ET
'Houston, we've had a problem.' That's among the hundred-plus NASA audio files from historic spaceflights, current missions and even sounds of the future, sounds that you can easily download to your phone.
09 March 2015, 05:33 PM ET
Astronauts on the International Space Station are about a third of the way through filming scenes for a new IMAX documentary to be released in late spring 2016, the film's director revealed in a new interview.