Virginal newlyweds board a kinky, sentient spaceship in SS Myra

If he could, would Hugh Hefner upload his consciousness into the Playboy Mansion, and live out the rest of eternity as the pleasure palace of his own creation? In Tom Walker's webcomic, SS Myra, the wealthy hedonist Myra does just that — except her pleasure palace is her spaceship, a spacefaring wonderland filled with … » 1/14/12 8:30am 1/14/12 8:30am

The magnificent garbage ship that could save us from space junk

The planet is surrounded by oceans of space junk, debris left over from dead satellites and old rocket flights. It's dangerous for space travelers, and will only get worse. Unless NASA or other space agencies can figure out a way to clean it up. Luckily, Vaughan Ling has a plan for the first garbage collector and… » 2/28/11 8:00am 2/28/11 8:00am

First Commercial Spacecraft is Ready for Its Closeup

Tonight marks a historic event: Virgin Galactic will unveil SpaceShipTwo, the first crewed commercial spaceship set to fly the extraterrestrial skies, at the Mojave Air and Spaceport. Get a sneak peek at the ship before its debut. [Gizmodo] » 12/07/09 12:00pm 12/07/09 12:00pm

Raiders of the Lost Saucer!

What would have happened if Raiders of the Lost Ark met Sid and Marty Krotfft's Lost Saucer? It might have looked a little something like this. Of course, you might have a chance to see this scene for real if the rumors about extraterrestrials in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull are to be believed. » 4/22/08 7:00am 4/22/08 7:00am

It's 1980, And You're Commanding A Tank On Another Planet

Ever wanted to pilot a tank on an alien world while blasting enemies and flying saucers to bits? Well, once upon a time in 1980, that was possible. And when Battlezone comes out on Xbox Live tomorrow, you can do it all over again. The new game will include both the updated online multiplayer version, and the original… » 4/15/08 3:45pm 4/15/08 3:45pm

Glow-in-the-Dark Teepee Searches For Alien Life In Liverpool

The Mersey Observatory in Liverpool, England will soon look like a 50-meter-high space-age teepee — and it will glow in the dark, thanks to a photoluminescent material that works like glow-in-the-dark stickers, sucking up light during the day. The contest-winning design for the Observatory uses the natural energy… » 4/03/08 4:00pm 4/03/08 4:00pm