Entertainment Archive
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.
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.