Entertainment Archive
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.
30 August 2015, 11:00 AM ET
A Japanese cargo ship that arrived on Monday at the space station delivered an astrophysics telescope that will join the flagship Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer in hunting for cosmic rays.
28 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The Syfy network's space-based TV series "Dark Matter" wraps up tonight (Aug. 28) with back-to-back episodes and a shocking revelation.
27 August 2015, 06:19 PM ET
The author of "The Martian" suspects a lack of cooperation from Congress will push NASA's first manned mission to the Red Planet back to the middle of the century.
27 August 2015, 04:07 PM ET
A fictional Neil deGrasse Tyson of the future, played by Neil Tyson, unveils an excerpt of an episode of 'Star Talk' (that looks very similar to his 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' role) to talk about the Hermes spaceship, the Ares mission and Mars.
26 August 2015, 06:40 AM ET
"Star Trek: Renegades," the 90-minute first installment of a planned Internet series, was released on YouTube Monday (Aug. 24).
25 August 2015, 02:52 PM ET
"The Martian" starring Matt Damon, based on the book by Andy Weir, puts survival by science front and center. A software programmer by day, Weir looked to the online community to research and tweak his fascinating narrative of high stakes adventure.
25 August 2015, 06:30 AM ET
How much of the technology in "The Martian" actually exists, or is in the works, today? Read on to find out what NASA's developing for real-life manned Mars exploration.
24 August 2015, 12:30 PM ET
An astronomer and amateur musician has coaxed a haunting melody from a star's distinctive twinkle.
21 August 2015, 05:19 PM ET
Houston, we have a pop band. The hit U.K. boy band One Direction unveiled its latest music video "Drag Me Down" and it has a decisively out-of-this-world vibe thanks to NASA.
21 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The new calendar features a dozen of the best pictures captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which blasted off on Aug. 23, 2003, and continues to observe the heavens today.
20 August 2015, 04:50 PM ET
"The Martian" star Matt Damon, director Ridley Scott and Andy Weir, who wrote the book on which the movie is based, visited NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, on Tuesday (Aug. 18).
20 August 2015, 04:10 PM ET
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., maker of Japanese soft drink Pocari Sweat, wants to put a "time capsule" can on the lunar surface. They've teamed with startups Astroscale and Astrobotic to start The Lunar Dream Capsule Project.
20 August 2015, 07:25 AM ET
The Missile Defense Agency hopes to draft a preliminary design for a new kill vehicle by the end of the year.
19 August 2015, 05:34 PM ET
Journalist Stephen Petranek thinks living on Mars is far more than science fiction — he believes it will happen within the next 20 years.
19 August 2015, 04:33 PM ET
The awesome new trailer for "The Martian" is full of thrilling and stressful moments, and raises important questions about the value of human life in space exploration.
19 August 2015, 04:00 PM ET
After spending 199 days on the International Space Station, a European astronaut is readying for her next big mission: joining an independent "Star Trek" production.
19 August 2015, 03:11 PM ET
Matt Damon's character in the new movie gets stranded on the Red Planet and has to "science the sh*t" out of the problem. He hopes that movies like this will help to propel people into learning more about science.
19 August 2015, 01:07 PM ET
To prepare for the film the actress worked with NASA to learn about the realistic aspects of space exploration. Chastain and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson explain.
19 August 2015, 10:37 AM ET
The second trailer for the new movie starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig and more shows a deeper look at being stranded on Mars and the politics of a rescue mission.
19 August 2015, 10:22 AM ET
A summer challenge invites kids ages 2 to 8 to develop "out-of-this-world" creations — with a grand-prize trip to a SpaceX rocket launch.
18 August 2015, 04:30 PM ET
If the USS Enterprise from "Star Trek" raced the ship from "Battlestar Galactica" to the nearest star system, which would get there first?
17 August 2015, 05:39 PM ET
"Star Wars"-themed lands will be added to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts — located in Anaheim, California, and Orlando, Florida, respectively — Walt Disney Co. representatives announced at the D23 Expo 2015 over the weekend.
14 August 2015, 05:30 PM ET
All of the images at the My Planet from Space exhibit, showing in New York until Sept. 9, were taken by satellites to help researchers diagnose the state of the planet. The exhibit's curator, Viviana Panaccia, wants its viewers to do the same.
14 August 2015, 01:48 PM ET
SyFy Channel will launch TV adaptations of two epic science fiction books in December with two more in the works. The shows are 'Childhood's End' based on a novel by Arthur C. Clarke, 'The Expanse,' 'Gateway' and 'Hyperion.'
13 August 2015, 10:44 PM ET
Hoping for that Leia look without traveling to a galaxy far, far away? Or are you more the Chewbacca type? Either way, a new makeup line by Covergirl has you, well, covered.
13 August 2015, 01:00 PM ET
The Björn Borg fashion brand's upcoming Spring/Summer 2016 (SS16) show is a tribute to Mars One, a privately funded project that aims to land four people on the Red Planet in 2027 as the vanguard of a permanent colony.
13 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
In the first single off of Chris Hadfield's new music album, the first album to be primarily recorded in outer space, the astronaut sings "Can't stand on my own two feet, I just float away, I took a ride in a hot hot seat, now I'm ready to play, far away.