Space Movies, Upcoming Films and Latest Releases

From Star Wars and Star Trek to 2001 and beyond, see Space.com’s latest coverage on space documentaries and science fiction films here.
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SyFy's 'Ascension' Takes 1960s Nuclear Spaceship Idea to the Stars
The Orion-class spaceship Ascension serves as the star of SyFy's three-night miniseries "Ascension," about a generational starship mission launched in 1963.
December 15th, 2014
A spaceship powered by nuclear bombs secretly launched in the 1960s. A colony ship on 100-year journey to spread humanity to the stars. Meet the SyFy Channel's epic miniseries: 'Ascension.'
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'Interstellar' in IMAX: Christopher Nolan's Lessons on Space Film-making (Exclusive)
Christopher Nolan with an IMAX camera
November 12th, 2014
To make the stunning visuals of 'Interstellar' in IMAX, director Christopher Nolan sought inspiration from real-life IMAX space documentaries. See him talk with IMAX space documentary filmmaker Toni Myers here.
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The AstroCritic: An Astronaut's Take on 'Interstellar' (Op-Ed)
A theatrical poster for the 2014 film "Interstellar" shows the spaceship Endurance flying through a wormhole.
November 7th, 2014
The emotions of "Interstellar" ring true to those who've been in space, says AstroCritic and former ISS commander Leroy Chiao.
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'Journey To Space' to Take Moviegoers on Giant-Screen Trip to Mars
'Journey To Space' Film
December 12th, 2014
Having successfully splashed down after its first spaceflight, NASA's Orion spacecraft is set to launch onto the big screen in a large-format 3D film. 'Journey To Space' tells the true story of what the next chapter of space exploration will bring.
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'Interstellar' Director, Actors Inspired by Space Exploration History
McConaughey Holds Lunar Module Model
November 10th, 2014
On screen, director Christopher Nolan's film 'Interstellar' takes audiences on a futuristic journey across space and time. Behind the scenes, it was real space history rather than science-based fiction that inspired Nolan to make the film.
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'Interstellar' Actors Sought Space Tips from Real NASA Astronaut
McConaughey and Hathaway in 'Interstellar'
November 7th, 2014
The cast who play astronauts in Christopher Nolan's new science fiction film "Interstellar" learned how about life in microgravity from a real space traveler. Retired NASA astronaut Marsha Ivins offered tips to Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
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'Star Trek' Suds: Canadian Company Boldly Brews a Klingon Ale
Klingon Ale
December 12th, 2014
A new 'Star Trek'-themed beer warped into stores in Canada in November, and it's making a splash.
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How NASA Could Help Humanity Make 'Interstellar' a Reality
Interstellar still
November 10th, 2014
Should we ever find ourselves facing a real-life "Interstellar" dilemma, NASA might be able to help. The space agency has several ongoing and planned missions to scan the cosmos for Earth-like worlds outside the solar system.
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