Entertainment Archive
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, 10:25 AM 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.
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.
12 August 2015, 06:56 AM ET
A constellation of new NASA profile pages have gone live on Tumblr — including profiles for astronaut Peggy Whitson, the Juno mission to Jupiter and the Curiosity rover on Mars.
11 August 2015, 03:46 PM ET
More than 6,000 'Star Trek' fans are now part of a giant online tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who played the Vulcan alien Spock on the famed series.
11 August 2015, 01:27 PM ET
'For the Love of Spock,' a documentary commemorating the life of Leonard Nimoy and his famous 'Star Trek' character, Spock, will likely require more funding after exceeding its Kickstarter goal, the film's director says.
10 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
In Marvel Comics' new "Fantastic Four" movie, a classic rocket-based origin is dropped for one with interdimensional teleportation and mystic energy. What happened?
08 August 2015, 08:00 AM ET
If you ever want to travel truly "above and beyond" then you'll be interested in a new interactive flight exhibition – one that just launched on a multi-city tour to major science centers and air-and-space museums worldwide.
06 August 2015, 04:11 PM ET
Astronaut Jerry Ross, who shares the world record for the most flights into outer space, has been decorated with military and NASA medals, awarded an honorary doctorate and enshrined into a hall of fame. But Ross' next accolade may be a nod above them all
06 August 2015, 07:04 AM ET
While it's not quite beaming onto a spacecraft, a "Star Trek" celebrity will take part in a special NASA flight to observe the universe.
04 August 2015, 03:16 PM ET
As NASA gears up for the launch of its next great space telescope in 2018, a model-making team is asking for help to create miniature versions of the huge observatory for public outreach.
31 July 2015, 12:30 PM ET
In a coincidence of cosmic proportions, the second full moon of July rises tonight, making it a so-called "Blue Moon" — and Blue Moon Brewing Co. will celebrate its 20th anniversary by painting the town red.