Entertainment Archive
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.
16 July 2013, 09:59 PM ET
Bigger isn't always better. Two roboticists weigh in on just what it would take to make a giant robot—and why humanity should probably look elsewhere for defense against alien invaders.
13 July 2013, 12:04 PM ET
From the Milky Way over rural Maine to a giant baby attacking a telescope, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
12 July 2013, 03:57 PM ET
Superman's origin story may have roots in Nova Herculis, one of the brightest explosions of the 20th century. One Superman scholar sifted through newspaper clippings and historical records from the period Superman's birth in the 1930s to draw the parallel
12 July 2013, 05:00 AM ET
The new science fiction movie "Europa Report" is billed by some admirers as one of the most accurate depictions of human spaceflight ever put on film: That realism is no accident.
11 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Crowds showed up in force today (July 10) to see the space shuttle Enterprise open to the public — again. The display of the prototype shuttle re-opened after its first exhibition was closed due to damage from last October's Hurricane Sandy.
08 July 2013, 04:21 PM ET
A large Campo del Cielo meteorite (a type of iron meteorite from northern Argentina) has been melted down and reforged in the same shape as a piece of artwork. The meteorite is currently in London, but will be launched into space in the future.
08 July 2013, 11:32 AM ET
It's been 66 years since something landed on a ranch near Roswell, N.M.