Entertainment Archive
07 March 2014, 05:40 PM ET
Carl Sagan brought science into homes around the United States with his TV shows and books for years. When the famed astronomer died in 1996, he left a legacy of people that were inspired by his unique brand of science education.
07 March 2014, 05:30 PM ET
Famous astronomer Carl Sagan brought the wonders of the universe to people living on the planet he dubbed the "pale blue dot." Although Sagan died in 1996 of a rare bone-marrow disease when he was 62, his influence on the public still lives on today.
07 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Space.com caught up with Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the new "Cosmos" series, to talk about the show, Carl Sagan and science popularization.
07 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astrophysicist and science popularizer Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why every generation needs a "Cosmos" in an interview with Space.com.
06 March 2014, 01:57 PM ET
Harlan Ellison is well-known in science fiction circles — in fact, considered a modern master of science fiction, and one of his most critically acclaimed stories came from the "Star Trek: The Original Series" episode "City on the Edge of Forever."
06 March 2014, 01:28 PM ET
It's hard to imagine the late astronomer Carl Sagan gracing the glossy pages of GQ wearing one of his turtlenecks and corduroy blazers. But it's a different story for the men who are launching a stylish reboot of Sagan's beloved "Cosmos" TV series.
06 March 2014, 11:21 AM ET
The new TV show "Cosmos" isn't just for science nerds and space geeks. The producers of the show want to reach everyone with their broad, visually stunning approach to science.
06 March 2014, 08:35 AM ET
Do you remember the first time you saw 'Cosmos'? Or the first time you heard Carl Sagan's voice tell you that you, too, were made of star stuff? How did Carl Sagan inspire you?
05 March 2014, 05:10 PM ET
When Carl Sagan's beloved 13-part "Cosmos" series first aired in 1980, it was broadcast on PBS. But a new reboot of the show, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, will launch in a much splashier fashion when it premieres on Fox and National Geographic Channel.
04 March 2014, 02:12 AM ET
To succeed in distant space, first engineers must tackle artificial gravity.
03 March 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Real-life astronauts and NASA officials congratulated the "Gravity" cast and crew on their seven Oscar wins Sunday night.
03 March 2014, 09:12 AM ET
NASA's Mike Massimino & Cady Coleman and members of the Expedition 38 crew aboard the International Space Station salute the great night the movie had at the 2014 Oscar Awards show.
03 March 2014, 12:43 AM ET
The wait is over. It's Oscar night at last and time to find out of Alfonso Cuaron's space thriller 'Gravity' has the sheer force and pull to take home the 10 Academy Awards it's nominated for.
03 March 2014, 12:20 AM ET
'Gravity' was a force at the 86th Academy Awards Sunday night (March 2), but the pull of the space thriller was not enough to win the Oscar for best picture. See how it pulled in seven of the 10 Oscars it was nominated for.
02 March 2014, 01:15 PM ET
It's not every day that a dog helps save astronauts in space, but that is exactly what happens in author Jeffrey Bennett's latest tale of a pooch named Max and his trip to the International Space Station.
02 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
The moment of truth has arrived: Will "Gravity" pull in Oscar gold, or will those who worked on the science fiction movie go home empty handed?
01 March 2014, 09:25 AM ET
The movie "Gravity" transports audiences into outer space, and come this weekend, space fans will see whether it did the same for Oscar voters. "Gravity" might pull in a huge Oscar haul Sunday (March 2) at the Academy Awards, or it could be a bust.
28 February 2014, 05:00 PM ET
From the ancient Egyptian astronomer Hypatia to modern-day astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, physicists throughout history are getting the artist's treatment in a new set of illustrations honoring the thinkers' contributions to science.
28 February 2014, 07:26 AM ET
The movie "Gravity" recreates the spacewalk experience, according to one former NASA astronaut. Leroy Chiao, former commander of the ISS, thinks that the fictional space thriller "Gravity," captures what it's like to float through the vacuum of space.
27 February 2014, 04:05 PM ET
From a murderous alien to a rip in spacetime, 2014 is jam-packed with movies for space geeks of all kinds. Here are eight space movies to check out during your free time this year.
25 February 2014, 10:13 PM ET
"Gravity" has landed on store shelves, and launched into space. The award-winning 3D space thriller was released on DVD and Blu-ray, while the movie arrived aboard the real space station for a microgravity screening.
25 February 2014, 07:01 AM ET
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is planning to put its stamp on the solar system — or rather the solar system on its stamps. The 'Solar System' is included on a leaked list of U.S. stamp topics that have not yet been announced but are scheduled for release
25 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Dr. Prateek Lala created special typographies for more than 50 influential physicists, cosmologists, and mathematicians. These images were included in the Fall 2013 issue of Inside the Perimeter, the magazine of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Phy
24 February 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Images from a recent tour of the Tanegashima Space Center where JAXA plans to launch an H-IIA rocket carrying the GPM Core Observatory on Feb. 28, 2014.
21 February 2014, 02:45 PM ET
How did ‘COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY’ come to premiere on a network some think is not friendly to science literacy? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan & Mitch Cannold share perspectives on science and censorship with Space.com’s @DavidSkyBrody
21 February 2014, 12:31 PM ET
Journalist, producer and television host Soledad O'Brien will host the National Geographic Channel's global television event 'Live from Space,' the channel announced Wednesday (Feb. 19).
20 February 2014, 03:32 PM ET
From a build-it-yourself UFO to a robot that can balance a can of soda, 2014's Toy Fair showcased a diverse range of playthings and gadgets for kids of all ages. Here are the winners of Space.com's space-age toy awards.
19 February 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Space.com picked the winners of the Space Age Awards for the best space age toys at Toy Fair 2014 in New York City.
19 February 2014, 10:24 AM ET
NASA astronaut Mike Massimino is back on 'The Big Bang Theory' in a new episode of the hit CBS comedy, but he soon will not be the only spaceman on network TV. All four of the major U.S. networks now have space-themed shows ready to air or in development.
18 February 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Swimsuit-clad model Kate Upton dives and floats, not in water, but through the air for a new spread in Sports Illustrated. Upton flew on a Zero Gravity Corporation flight to model new bikini and one-piece fashions in weightlessness for Sports Illustrated'
15 February 2014, 07:01 AM ET
The newest cosmic toys under the sun will be on display at an international convention kicking off this weekend.
14 February 2014, 09:36 PM ET
Read chapter one of Andy Weir's new novel, "The Martian."