How the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will bring us back to space

SpaceX just got its first crewed spaceship contract from NASA for the Crew Dragon spacecraft and it’s set to bring us back to space on American spaceships after so many years without. Along with the Boeing Starliner, the Crew Dragon will start making crewed space flights in 2017. For reference, the last flight of the… »Yesterday 3:30pm11/25/15 3:30pm


All the awesome spaceships and vehicles of Star Wars in one cool graphic

Artist Scott Park managed to do the incredible: he drew nearly all the identifiable spaceships and vehicles and animals used in the original Star Wars trilogy and laid them out in one awesome poster you can buy. There’s basically everything you love and know here: the Millennium Falcon, both Death Stars, TIE Fighters,… »11/03/15 8:30pm11/03/15 8:30pm

How We'll Build The First 'Spacecoach' To The Stars

If we’re going to venture out into the Solar System and beyond, we’re going to need versatile and reliable spaceships. One possible solution comes in the form of “spacecoaches” — reusable vessels that are self-sufficient and capable of carrying explorers to virtually any destination. Here’s how they’ll work. »5/04/15 1:40pm5/04/15 1:40pm

Jupiter Ascending's Spaceship Designs Are Even Cooler Than You Knew

Jupiter Ascending has some of the most stunning visuals we've ever seen in a space opera. The movie's spaceships are just stunning, and unlike anything else in movies or elsewhere. We talked to lead designer George Hull, and he told us how Brutalist architecture and Siamese fighting fish influenced these ships. »2/06/15 10:00pm2/06/15 10:00pm

After Earth Falls, Will Interstellar Space Travel Be Our Salvation?


It may be just a matter of time before the Earth becomes uninhabitable. As astrophysicists and avid science fiction fans, we naturally find the prospect of interstellar colonization intriguing and exciting. But is it practical, or even possible? Or is there a better solution? »1/23/15 2:20pm1/23/15 2:20pm

Japanese craftsman creates perfect sci-fi ship replicas using just paper

This is one of the most amazing craftsmen I have ever seen. He doesn't only make the exterior of his sci-fi ships using just paper but also the guts! The level of detail is amazing—some look like perfect resin models but it's only paper. Behold the X-Wing, TIE Interceptor, Viper Mk2, 2001's Orion and many more! »1/21/15 7:30pm1/21/15 7:30pm

Get Lost In This Hypnotic Maze of Iconic Science Fiction Corridors

Well, this is rather cool. Artist Serafín Álvarez's ongoing project "Case Study: Sci-Fi Corridor" takes a close look at corridors from science fiction movies, including blockbusters like Gravity and Independence Day, classics like The Day the Earth Stood Still and Metropolis,and cult classics like Lifeforce and … »12/29/14 6:30pm12/29/14 6:30pm