Ashwin Vasavada has taken over the top science slot for the Curiosity Mars rover mission, and is ready to climb Mount Sharp.
"Interstellar" was driven by scientific accuracy and top-notch visual effects, says Paul Franklin, the effects supervisor for the sci-fi hit.
NASA is staunchly defending the science plans for its flagship Mars rover Curiosity in the wake of a recent senior-level review that at times harshly criticized the mission's science operations.
When you think of the U.S. Air Force, the Federal Aviation Authority and the FBI, a team of starry-eyed film students may not necessarily come to mind as a potential partner for science.
The new film "Earth to Echo" — which follows a group of kids on a journey to help save a small alien robot — might have a bit of extraterrestrial truth at its core, one alien-hunting astronomer says.
In an event worthy of a Hollywood premiere, billionaire inventor Elon Musk unveiled – quite literally – his new manned Dragon Version 2 spacecraft Thursday night (May 29).
The famed cosmologist discussed the origin of the universe during a lecture at Caltech Tuesday night.