Entertainment Archive
29 August 2013, 06:24 PM ET
Matt Damon is off on another sci-fi adventure. Fresh off his star turn in this year's blockbuster "Elysium," the actor will play a small role in the upcoming thriller "Interstellar," which is scheduled to come out in November 2014.
29 August 2013, 06:02 PM ET
The new movie "Gravity" — a thriller starring actors Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts — launched into the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (Aug. 29).
29 August 2013, 04:09 PM ET
"Space tourism" is "buzzworthy," according to a prominent dictionary, which added the word to its lexicon this week.
27 August 2013, 11:14 AM ET
When Canada's rock star astronaut Chris Hadfield visits his birthplace in November, he'll see his dazzling space photos on human bodies. Local Sarnia artist Cat Cabajar has received a small grant to recreate Hadfield's photos as body art.
26 August 2013, 12:39 PM ET
In "The Rocket That Grandpa Rode," a song off Jimmy Buffett's first album in four years, the man from Margaritaville sings about the man on the moon.
22 August 2013, 12:44 PM ET
A new documentary profiles the people who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice: leaving Earth on a one-way trip to Mars. The film, "One Way Astronaut," tells the story of the Mars One mission to send humans to Mars starting in 2023.
14 August 2013, 05:40 PM ET
What do a rocket thruster, rocket launch lapel pin and a Wernher von Braun letter have to do with a 2014 Disney movie? That's what "Tomorrowland" director Brad Bird and producer Damon Lindelof posed Saturday (Aug. 10) at Disney's D23 Expo.
12 August 2013, 08:00 AM ET
'Europa Report' is a beautiful and terrifying movie. The directing, cinematography and acting together create an experience that simultaneously shows the awesome and horrifying nature of spaceflight.
10 August 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Giant off-Earth space settlements were originally envisioned as egalitarian engines for wealth distribution — self-sustaining islands built, as much as possible, with materials and energy from the unused bounty of the sun, moon and asteroids.
09 August 2013, 11:47 AM ET
In the split universe of Neill Blomkamp's summer sci-fi movie "Elysium," the 'haves' live, literally, a world above the 'have-nots.' And what the 'haves' have on their space colony is an opulent lifestyle guarded by deadly technology.
09 August 2013, 11:44 AM ET
A real-life exoskeleton creator talks 'Elysium' and how the suit worn by Matt Damon's character is inspired by a real technology.
08 August 2013, 06:01 PM ET
From movies to television, some of the best science fiction on screen has involved space station science. Some of the stations on the list play integral roles in their films or shows while others merely appear and disappear as needed.
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.