SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX saw another major milestone this weekend with the first flight of its upgraded Falcon-9 rocket. The next-generation, 22-story-high launch vehicle was used to catapult the Canadian Space Agency's Cascade Smallsat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer (a.k.a. CASSIOPE) into orbit Sunday afternoon. » 9/30/13 9:40am 9/30/13 9:40am

Beloved ISS Commander Chris Hadfield Is Retiring

Chris Hadfield – Canadian astronaut (the first to ever serve as Commander of the International Space Station), space-musician (the first to record a music video in space), social media powerhouse, inspirational whirlwind and professional blower-of-minds – is retiring. » 6/11/13 9:00am 6/11/13 9:00am

So long, Commander Hadfield – and thanks for all the awesome!

Tonight at 7:08 ET, Commander Chris Hadfield – one of the most charismatic Commanders in the history of the International Space Station – will return to Earth. For the last five months, his steady stream of tweets, photographs and videos have been a source of inspiration, education and entertainment for millions around … » 5/13/13 1:04pm 5/13/13 1:04pm

This is what happens when you open a can of mixed nuts in space

This video comes to you courtesy of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield — the first Canuck to walk in space, and easily one of the country's greatest exports since Kids in the Hall. Or Keanu Reeves. Or maybe William Shatner. Whatever, you get the idea. Dude rules. » 1/28/13 2:40pm 1/28/13 2:40pm

15 Great Movies You Didn't Know Were Science Fiction

The greatest science fiction movies sometimes aren't labeled as science fiction at all. As with literary novels like The Road and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, some classic movies explore alternate or futuristic worlds, even as they slip under the radar of mainstream (or alternative) audiences. Call them slipstream,… » 3/24/08 10:00am 3/24/08 10:00am