Entertainment Archive
08 August 2013, 05:27 PM ET
JPL used the Oculus Rift and Virtuix Omni to take an on-foot tour of Mars.
08 August 2013, 05:16 PM ET
This sci-fi action picture leaves a thoughtful impression. Elysium’s lead actor talks with SPACE.com’s Dave Brody about realizing writer-director Neil Blomkamp’s balanced vision of entertainment and enlightenment. And about how to 'work the suit.'
08 August 2013, 05:02 PM ET
Elysium’s Kruger is equal parts Terminator, mercenary, bounty hunter and black ops killer. Actor Sharlto Copley (District 9) talks with SPACE.com’s Dave Brody about personifying ruthlessly-applied dark-tech & the funny business of sci-fi villainy.
08 August 2013, 12:24 PM ET
Foster, who plays 'Delacourt',  the protector of the privileged aboard the Elysium space habitat, speaks of current state of Earth's citizens and Elysium's relationship to Blomkamp's earlier cult hit movie.
08 August 2013, 07:24 AM ET
From Babylon 5 to the Death Star, space stations have been integral to some of the best science fiction movies of all time. Here are our picks for some of the best fictional space stations ever put on screen.
08 August 2013, 07:01 AM ET
In the new movie "Elysium," Earth is beyond repair, and the rich and powerful have decided to leave it behind. Instead of three to six highly trained astronauts circling the Earth in an orbiting laboratory as there are today, the Elysium space station ser
07 August 2013, 06:57 PM ET
Eight months of R&D and 75 revisions (at New Zealand's Weta Workshop) were needed to finalize the 'HULC suit' - the bio-mechanical exoskeleton worn by characters Max (Matt Damon) and Kruger (Sharlto Copley).
05 August 2013, 05:39 PM ET
Ad Astra is asking for donations to make a documentary about its powerful plasma rocket technology that promises to bring humans to Mars in just over a month.
05 August 2013, 04:34 PM ET
Mars, meet Barbie. A new deep space flying doll from Mattel called the "Mars Explorer Barbie" was released today (Aug. 5), just in time for the one-year anniversary of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity's stint on the surface of the Red Planet.
05 August 2013, 12:39 PM ET
NASA and Mattel, the largest toy company in the world, have collaborated to make the Red Planet a tad more pink. "Mars Explorer Barbie," the latest spacesuited edition of the iconic fashion doll, was released to coincide with the 1st anniversary of NASA's
05 August 2013, 10:34 AM ET
See photos from the new TriStar movie 'Elysium,' written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, starring Matt Damon. The film opens August 9, 2013.
05 August 2013, 09:59 AM ET
In honor of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity's one year anniversary on the surface of the Red Planet, Barbie's career of the year is Mars explorer. Here's a look at her other space-age looks throughout the years.
02 August 2013, 06:30 AM ET
The minds behind the movie "Europa Report" allowed reality to shape the fictional world they created. Everything from real NASA science to the commercial space industry played a role in the script and making of the film.
01 August 2013, 06:00 AM ET
The science fiction film "Europa Report" is set to hit movie theaters Friday (Aug. 2), but tonight, the movie will premiere at one of the centers of science in New York City. The American Museum of Natural History will host the opening of the new movie to
31 July 2013, 02:08 PM ET
The shuttlecraft from the original 1967 "Star Trek" TV series has warped into a real-life space center for a final away mission. Space Center Houston unveiled the fan-restored Shuttlecraft Galileo on Wednesday (July 31) in a sci-fi event.
30 July 2013, 11:35 AM ET
On July 23rd, 2013, the Alan Parsons Live Project dedicated one of their songs to Luca Parmitano (currently aboard the International Space Station) at a concert in Rome. Eye In the Sky is one of Luca's favorite songs.
30 July 2013, 10:56 AM ET
Space.com takes a look at Kerbal Space Program, available for PC, Mac, and Linux. This semi-realistic build it and fly it rocket simulator lets you piece together your own rocket and launch it into space while hopefully not exploding along the way.
30 July 2013, 06:00 AM ET
After close to 50 years in disarray, an iconic piece of restored "Star Trek" memorabilia is about to boldly go on display in its new home. Tomorrow (July 31), Space Center Houston — next door to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas — will unveil
29 July 2013, 11:35 PM ET
After nearly a half-century of neglect – and nine months of extensive restoration – the life-sized Star Trek prop is ready for active duty. Superfan Adam Schneider and his family show SPACE.com what it took to get Galileo flying again.
29 July 2013, 01:45 PM ET
A new book celebrates the past and future of human exploration of the cosmos. "New Frontiers of Space" explores the most important people and breakthroughs in space science and spaceflight today.
29 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
26 July 2013, 01:56 PM ET
The New York City home of space shuttle Enterprise has a new model of the prototype NASA orbiter made completely out of LEGO bricks. Ed Diment, a LEGO Master Builder, revealed his creation at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
26 July 2013, 01:01 PM ET
The new movie 'Gravity,' depicting a disaster outside the International Space Station, is directed by Alfonso Cuarón and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as surviving astronauts.
26 July 2013, 12:07 PM ET
Sandra Bullock is not ready yet to be an astronaut, at least not in real life. And based on the clips that debuted this week of her as a spacewalker in "Gravity," Warner Brother's upcoming sci-fi movie directed by Alfonso Cuarón and co-starring George Clo
25 July 2013, 05:27 PM ET
A new book celebrates the past and future of human exploration of the cosmos. "New Frontiers of Space" explores the most important people and breakthroughs in space science and spaceflight today.
24 July 2013, 03:09 PM ET
The riddle of the age of meteorites from Mars might now be solved, with researchers finding these rocks from the Red Planet might not be billions of years old as some studies previously suggested. The new findings shed light on when the Martian crust form
24 July 2013, 10:55 AM ET
The film thriller, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, hits theaters in October 2013.
23 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
An artist working with a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite wants to send it back to space. Katie Paterson has been using an iron meteorite in one of her installations, but soon, she'll be ready to send a small piece of it into space.
22 July 2013, 01:50 PM ET
Is this how the Star Trek medical/environment scanner started out? Scanadu CEO Walter DeBrouwer scans SPACE.com's Clara Moskowitz with his company's non-invasive wireless device and tells her whats under the hood ... in more ways than one.
22 July 2013, 01:07 PM ET
Fox and National Geographic have released the first trailer for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an epic follow up to Carl Sagan's widely renowned space documentary series. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host the new series, premiering in 2014.
19 July 2013, 09:47 AM ET
Morgan Freeman narrates this preview of the Cassini spacecraft taking the snapshot of our planet on July 19th, 2013. Find out when exactly it will happen at TheDayTheEarthSmiled.com or #DayEarthSmiled.
16 July 2013, 10:13 PM ET
Both Padawans and Jedi Masters alike should prepare their thumbs for "Angry Birds Star Wars II," set to release across mobile platforms, game consoles and computers on September 19.