Entertainment Archive
12 October 2015, 04:52 PM ET
Uhura flies again: Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols had the chance last month to ride aboard NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a telescope-bearing Boeing 747 airplane.
12 October 2015, 03:43 PM ET
Students participated in a digital learning network at Kennedy Space Center with NASA scientists, astronauts and cast members from the film "The Martian."
10 October 2015, 09:31 AM ET
Fans at New York Comic-Con got an immersive look into the new SyFy Channel TV show "The Expanse" with a Google-Cardboard-powered 3D tour of the show's spectacular spaceships to take home.
09 October 2015, 05:17 PM ET
Where they're going, they won't need roads: a new documentary spotlighted at New York Comic-Con examines the making of the "Back to the Future" trilogy and its 30-year impact on pop culture and society.
06 October 2015, 04:30 PM ET
In "The Martian," Mark Watney deals with a lot of dangerous situations — food and communications being a couple of them. But what if his camp got hit by a solar storm? How could he protect himself?
06 October 2015, 11:00 AM ET
See how NASA and Ridley Scott brought Mars exploration to the public with 'The Martian,' a film starring Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut.
06 October 2015, 10:42 AM ET
Using stereo image data from ESA's Mars Express, German Aerospace Center (DLR) scientists created this highly accurate view of the terrain fictional astronaut Mark Watney"(played by Matt Damon) would of had to traverse to find his way home.
06 October 2015, 10:20 AM ET
In life, astronaut Sally Ride privately put into order her personal objects, artifacts, awards and papers, which will now forever represent her as America's first woman in space in the National Air and Space Museum.
06 October 2015, 08:12 AM ET
Space.com sat down with Grace Potter prior to her performance at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Saturday (Oct. 3) to discuss her cosmic influences, which shined through not only in our interview but on stage as well.
06 October 2015, 08:00 AM ET
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed a plain called Acidalia Planitia and the southwest corner of the 285-mile-wide Schiaparelli Crater, the landing sites of the Ares 3 and Ares 4 missions, respectively, in the "The Martian
05 October 2015, 06:10 PM ET
If only "The Martian" knew: There's a faster way to get a supply ship to Mars.
05 October 2015, 05:41 PM ET
The grammy-nominated singer-songwriter talks to Space.com about her hit song "Stars" and the inspiration behind designing a cosmic-themed wardrobe for her new solo record "Midnight" and latest tour in support of it.
05 October 2015, 05:33 PM ET
The Straight to Ale brewery, located in Huntsville, Alabama, home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, incorporates NASA history into many of its beers.
02 October 2015, 02:52 PM ET
A NASA spacecraft makes more than just a cameo appearance in "The Martian," Ridley Scott's new movie about an astronaut alone and stranded on Mars. Mission leaders help fact check the movie's replica of the historic Mars lander.
02 October 2015, 07:50 AM ET
In honor of Oktoberfest, we taste-tested beer made from moon dust and space yeast. Plus, we made suggestions for space-themed beers.
02 October 2015, 07:43 AM ET
Movies adapted from successful books don't always capture the magic of the original text but the upcoming film does a surprisingly good job conjuring the book's spirit.
01 October 2015, 11:07 AM ET
It may seem strange at first, but by the time you get done seeing "The Martian," the new movie from director Ridley Scott, you will understand why 20th Century Fox wants to mail you a Mark Watney-stamped potato.
01 October 2015, 07:25 AM ET
Director Ridley Scott's epic space movie "The Martian" is spectacular portrayal of an astronaut stranded on Mars with only his wits to survive. Space.com's Dave Brody discusses the film with Scott in our exclusive interview.
30 September 2015, 05:46 PM ET
In the film "The Martian" (2015), an astronaut played by Matt Damon has to improvise when his crew leaves him behind by accident. Here's a look at what Watney would need to stay alive on Mars.
30 September 2015, 05:20 PM ET
Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and other actors in "The Martian" — as well as director Ridley Scott — recently got a chance to ask a few questions of real astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren. Watch the discussion in this new video.
30 September 2015, 05:04 PM ET
Forty-four years ago, the watch David Scott was wearing broke as he was out for a walk. Somehow, the crystal protecting the watch's face popped off. Fortunately, he had another watch to wear. That wouldn't be newsworthy had Scott not been on the moon at t
30 September 2015, 04:04 PM ET
Space.com writers Calla Cofield and Sarah Lewin investigate an imperial stout made with yeast flown in space, and preview a few other cosmic-themed brews. Note: Space.com employees do not drink on the job, unless it’s for the job.
30 September 2015, 07:52 AM ET
Matt Damon, star of the new movie "The Martian," has appeared in two other major science fiction movies in the last two years. Could the Hollywood A-lister keep up his science fiction streak?
30 September 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The upcoming sci-fi film "The Martian" features many real-life technologies being developed to help put boots on the Red Planet, but the sleek spacesuits showcased in the upcoming sci-fi film were invented out of whole cloth.
29 September 2015, 02:31 PM ET
The Google Doodle for today (Sept. 29) features an adorable custom video that celebrates the recent discovery of liquid water on the surface of Mars.
29 September 2015, 02:15 PM ET
Family members of the late Leonard Nimoy — Spock, to millions of "Star Trek" fans — are trying to raise half a million dollars for a documentary about the disease that claimed his life.
29 September 2015, 01:50 PM ET
The twitter account for the upcoming movie "The Martian," due out this Friday (Oct. 2) released a very special video following NASA's announcement of liquid finding water on the surface of Mars.
29 September 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Without giving away too many spoilers about "The Martian," there's a scene in the book (and upcoming movie) in which a dust storm causes damage and knocks an astronaut over. Could that actually happen on the Red Planet?
28 September 2015, 12:02 PM ET
"The Martian" gets astronauts right, suggests AstroCritic and former ISS commander Leroy Chiao.
27 September 2015, 07:33 PM ET
Super Moon In My Room by Uncle Milton is the latest in a series of wall-mounted lamps that mimic a planetary body. See our full review here.
26 September 2015, 07:25 AM ET
A gorgeous spherical lamp called Luna lets you bring a moon replica straight into your home.
25 September 2015, 05:06 PM ET
A new international space race is set to lift off between astronauts from Brazil, France, India and the United States. But instead of blasting off for the moon or Mars, the space explorers are embarking on a road rally from Connecticut to Florida's Space
25 September 2015, 03:05 PM ET
Just in time for this Sunday's (Sept. 27) lunar eclipse, artist Richard Clar will execute two moon-inspired projects that will send a part of Neil Armstrong back to the moon and create an introduction between the moon's "light side" and "dark side."
24 September 2015, 02:50 PM ET
What should you serve for Sunday's supermoon lunar eclipse? Space.com has a few moon-themed suggestions.
24 September 2015, 02:50 PM ET
In celebration of the total lunar eclipse this weekend, we've cooked up some moon-inspired cocktails that are sure to spice up your lunar viewing party.