Entertainment Archive
22 September 2015, 05:30 PM ET
Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon, and his new book encourages kids to take the first steps onto Mars.
22 September 2015, 05:00 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.
22 September 2015, 12:44 PM ET
It is not unusual, given NASA's presence in the community, to hear of people in Houston sing the virtues of space exploration. Those voices though, do not often take the form of an opera. That will change with the Houston Grand Opera's premiere of "O Colu
21 September 2015, 05:47 PM ET
With or without obelisks, will humanity ever colonize space?
21 September 2015, 09:43 AM ET
Actress Nichols recently rode a promotional flight on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a modified Boeing 747SP aircraft equipped with a large infrared reflector telescope.
19 September 2015, 12:30 PM ET
A new personalized children's book will take a trip to the International Space Station bearing the name of one lucky child on Earth.
18 September 2015, 03:18 PM ET
Filmmakers Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh, creators of 'To-Scale: The Solar System', explains how they were able to achieve the never-before-done feat in 36 hours of shooting.
18 September 2015, 03:07 PM ET
Filmmakers Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh created a time-lapse video all the solar system planets and the Sun, in the proper configuration, on 7 miles of dry lakebed.
18 September 2015, 10:25 AM ET
To convincingly present his film’s portrayal of the planet, Sir Ridley Scott has become intimate with Mars. He here lends his voice to a NASA-scripted promotional video about the agency’s exploration plans.
17 September 2015, 02:22 PM ET
Lead actor Matt Damon describes how Ridley Scott's film – and Andy Weir's book – can perk students’ curiosity, in this conversation with Space.com's @DavidSkyBrody at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.
16 September 2015, 05:25 PM ET
During an award ceremony last month, the organization Shades of Blue recognized Nichelle Nichols — Lt. Uhura from the original "Star Trek" series — for her role in recruiting women and minorities to become NASA astronauts.
16 September 2015, 03:40 PM ET
NASA rolled out the red carpet for two 'Red Planet' movie actors, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the agency's real journey to Mars with the stars from "The Martian." The cast members visited the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
14 September 2015, 03:08 PM ET
While fans of Star Trek love to talk about "away missions" to the surface, a new Kickstarter campaign asks you to consider the lonely crewmember left behind who must beam the crew to and from the planet.
11 September 2015, 10:56 AM ET
The storm that's the catalyst to the story wreaks havoc in this clip form the upcoming movie, premiering in October 2015.
11 September 2015, 10:47 AM ET
The "Rich Purnell Maneuver" is explained to the NASA administrator, played by Jeff Daniels, in this clip from the upcoming movie, premiering in October 2015.
11 September 2015, 10:28 AM ET
There's a new way to look like an astronaut — or at least a fictional future crew member of a Mars-bound mission — thanks to a joint marketing promotion between the upcoming film "The Martian" and the American sports clothing company Under Armour.
10 September 2015, 01:14 PM ET
A new infographic traces the evolution of video-game spaceships, from the simple dots and dashes of 1962's "Spacewar!" to the hyperrealistic Anaconda craft of "Elite: Dangerous" (2014).
10 September 2015, 12:24 PM ET
Elon Musk appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," to talk about dropping nuclear bombs on Mars and a creepy new snake robot built to charge electric cars.
04 September 2015, 03:47 PM ET
The dramatic reveal of the new "Star Wars" toys at the Toys R Us in Times Square on Sept. 4th, 2015.
04 September 2015, 03:42 PM ET
The new line of "Star Wars" toys was revealed today (Sept. 4), aka Force Friday, and we're already picking out our favorites. Here are five of the new toys we love.
04 September 2015, 01:18 PM ET
In the history of Hollywood envisioning the future of space exploration, few, if any films have come as close to NASA's own goals at the time of the movie's release as Ridley Scott's "The Martian." The 20th Century Fox film stars Matt Damon as an astronau
04 September 2015, 07:45 AM ET
The subjects of the new Web series "Citizen Mars" aim to become astronauts with the Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One. That group plans to land four people on the Red Planet in 2027, kicking off a permanent colony there.
04 September 2015, 07:20 AM ET
A famed "Star Trek" captain's romantic conquests have come to life in a new illustrated book.
04 September 2015, 04:10 AM ET
A brand new line of "Star Wars" toys was introduced to the world today. We attended a reveal event at 12:01 a.m. local time at the Toys 'R' Us in Times Square.
03 September 2015, 03:05 PM ET
To convincingly play an astronaut, you need a technically accurate script. Science-fan Matt Damon tells Space.com's @DavidSkyBrody. why he's thrilled to 'inhabit' Mars castaway Mark Watney, central character of author Andy Weir's book.
03 September 2015, 01:25 PM ET
New "Star Wars" toys will be revaled at 12:01 am Friday (Sept. 4), and the Times Square Toys 'R' Us is counting down with an entire day of "Star Wars" activities.
02 September 2015, 06:40 PM ET
The space-based action shows "Killjoys" and "Dark Matter" will both be getting second seasons in 2016, the Syfy network announced this week.
01 September 2015, 12:54 PM ET
A 40-year-old book that gave rise to one of NASA's most iconic logos is being launched back into print using Kickstarter. The NASA Graphics Standards Manual, first published in 1976, defined a new identity for the space agency, as led by the NASA "worm."
01 September 2015, 12:17 PM ET
An illustrated Web comic by the cartoonist Boulet explains his passion for stargazing, and takes readers on an awe-inspiring tour of the cosmic landscapes made visible by science.
31 August 2015, 05:26 PM ET
Denmark's first astronaut is launching on a ten-day taxi flight to the International Space Station, taking with him a Danish toy that is known worldwide. Andreas Mogensen will fly to the station with LEGO minifigures bearing the official logo of his missi
31 August 2015, 02:30 PM ET
Stephen Petranek thinks humans will live on Mars within 20 years, and he states his case in a new book, "How We'll Live on Mars."
31 August 2015, 02:27 PM ET
The science fiction comedy movie favorite "Galaxy Quest" is one step closer to becoming a television series: Amazon Studios has purchased the project from Paramount Entertainment.