Concept Art Writing Prompt: A Stroll Down A Moon Base Promenade

In the lunar city there are a thousand stories, and some of them are set right here on the promenade where people eat, stroll, watch the news, and enjoy the view outside. Write your own story set in this brightly lit locale. » 3/20/14 5:00pm 3/20/14 5:00pm

In the December issue of New Space, planetary scientist Christopher McKay rallies for a permanent, inhabited NASA research base on the Moon. National Geographic has distilled McKay's argument into a six-point list. Complement with io9's 185-point argument for a NASA lunar base. » 12/20/13 2:40pm 12/20/13 2:40pm

This Is Lunarcrete, a Building Block for Moon Colonies

So, you are on the moon and need to build a new structure. As one of the first lucky colonists there, what are you going to use? Lunarcrete of course. » 5/16/12 7:00am 5/16/12 7:00am

Leaked documents reveal Russia's ambitious new space exploration…

When it comes to space exploration, the last couple decades have been pretty tough going for Russia. Now, leaked documents have revealed the country's plan for getting back on the path to deep space success — and holy crap, is it ambitious. » 3/15/12 8:25am 3/15/12 8:25am

SNL journeys to Moon President Gingrich's lunar utopia

Life will be sweet on Newt Gingrich's moon base. We'll all wear awesome retrofuturistic jumpsuits, children will serve as janitors at their own schools, and Vice-Admiral Herman Cain will be there to greet us with a warm secret space handshake. And, of course, President Newt will rule over it all, defending truth,… » 2/05/12 8:30am 2/05/12 8:30am

Newt Gingrich is right: We need a permanent Moonbase

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has promised us a permanent Moon base by 2020. Many people have been calling Newt's vow a publicity stunt, while others have chimed in by attacking the idea of a lunar base in and of itself, with assertions like "real scientists know [a Moon base] is fantasy." » 1/26/12 2:18pm 1/26/12 2:18pm

Moonage Daydreamer: The Greatest Lunar Scenes

In honor of Moon, opening today, we went kinda loony (get it?) coming up with our favorite lunar scenes in film and TV. (We restricted the list to our own planet's moon; sorry, Saturn and Endor fans.) Watch them here. » 6/12/09 5:16pm 6/12/09 5:16pm

You'll Never Get Lost on the Moon Again

If the featureless wasteland of the lunar surface made your last trip there a navigation nightmare, don't feel bad. You're not the only one. With no landmarks to give them perspective or to help estimate distance, astronauts in years past had a hard time finding their way around too. But when NASA establishes a… » 7/24/08 8:00am 7/24/08 8:00am

Man Hops Off A Freight Train At 7,000 KPH In Space


Rockets may be a thing of the past one of these days. Instead, we may use huge electromagnetic "rail guns" to escape from the gravity of a body such as Earth or the Moon. But this concept hasn't appeared much in movies or TV yet. Hence this new short film (which is still in development, hence the unfinished test… » 11/12/07 9:59am 11/12/07 9:59am

Must See: Space: 1999

Must-see TV shows are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Space: 1999
Date: 1975-1977

Vitals: A disaster throws the moon spiraling out of Earth's orbit, with the inhabitants of a… » 9/30/07 10:39pm 9/30/07 10:39pm