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 7:00pm 2/06/15 7:00pm

Holy Crap, This Jaw-Dropping Star Destroyer Is Over Three Feet Long

This mahoosive model of the Eclipse-Class Super Star Destroyer from Dark Horse's Star Wars: Dark Empire comics more than lives up to the excessive grandeur of the Imperial Navy. Just as it was ridiculously oversized in the comic, it's ridiculously (and awesomely) oversized here. » 1/28/15 6:25pm 1/28/15 6:25pm

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 11:20am 1/23/15 11:20am

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 7:30pm 1/21/15 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 3:30pm 12/29/14 3:30pm

Getting To The Planet Turned Out To Be Easy, Compared To Living There

Concept artist Yohann Schepacz has a great knack for depicting spacecraft and other advanced technology in the middle of desolate or untouched alien landscapes. He works at Eidos Montreal but also has his own design studio, OXAN. Check out some more of his astonishing concept art below. » 8/04/14 5:08pm 8/04/14 5:08pm

Real-Life Futurama Is Gorgeous

Wow. Artist Alexey Zakharov has created a lovely 3D-animated "test shot" of the exceedingly complicated 31st-century world of Futurama, starring the Planet Express ship and Mom's Old-Fashioned Robot Oil. It's just... wow. » 7/15/14 4:00pm 7/15/14 4:00pm

This might not be a good sign

We'd been having some weird weather on the east coast, but this was different. None of us had ever seen lights and flashes of metal come whirling out of the clouds before. » 3/10/14 5:00pm 3/10/14 5:00pm

The best way to stop a hive mind from killing you

The great ships were hive minds, concatenations of thousands of smaller ships that swarmed together so closely you couldn't tell where one ended and another began. They were supposed to be unstoppable, but they had one vulnerability: internal dissent. If you could talk a few ships into separating from the whole, you… » 11/06/13 5:54pm 11/06/13 5:54pm

Meet the people who want to build our first starship

Recently, a group of scientists, engineers, and scifi writers gathered at the Royal Astronomical Society to discuss the latest ideas about how interstellar travel might actually happen. Here's what they talked about. » 10/25/13 2:05pm 10/25/13 2:05pm

Utterly Bitchen Car Dashboards Inspired By Spaceships

Let's be honest — when you're driving, you're pretending that you're at the helm of a starship. The digital dashboards in these cars will help keep that illusion alive. » 10/22/13 3:58pm 10/22/13 3:58pm

Get Obsessive With These Size Comparison Charts

Size matters. Especially when it comes to starships, giant monsters, buildings, and . . . well, pretty much anything else that you can obsessively categorize using common measurement systems. Here are some of the most outrageously detailed size comparison charts you'll ever see. » 10/07/13 3:23pm 10/07/13 3:23pm

These Are the Starships of Our Dreams

There's nothing more beautiful than a starship hurtling through space — or even diving into a planet's atmosphere. Here is a collection of gorgeous concept art that imagines our future interstellar vehicles. » 9/05/13 3:13pm 9/05/13 3:13pm

Know your Star Wars fighters with these gorgeous posters

If you find yourself in a galaxy far, far away, and some unidentified starfighter is attacking you, make sure you can figure out who's flying it — with these amazing, informational posters. » 8/31/13 2:00pm 8/31/13 2:00pm

Astounding Spaceship Designs From Before The Space Age

Long before we were building spacecraft, we were dreaming of them. And some of our earliest ideas about space vehicles were pretty fanciful, or even downright bizarre. Here are the most astonishing and baffling spaceship designs from before we had spaceships. » 8/15/13 3:08pm 8/15/13 3:08pm

NASA Scientist to Scour Kepler Data in Search of Alien Technologies

The Kepler space telescope may be dead in the water, er space, but the data it has collected over the years lives on. A new initiative is set to use this data in an effort to locate alien spaceships, Dyson spheres, and a galactic laser internet — and they've been given $200,000 to make it happen. » 7/26/13 2:40pm 7/26/13 2:40pm

The View Doesn't Make Up for a 20-hour Shift in the Orbital Refinery

When you're forging new molecules, there's nothing better than working in space. That's why MesoMaxx built this factory out here, at Lagrange 1, locked into a gravitational web spun by Earth and the Sun. It sounds fancy, but mostly we just work double shifts to knit carbon nanotube ribbons for new space elevators. » 7/10/13 9:21pm 7/10/13 9:21pm

Amazing Before-and-After Photos of Starfleet Shuttlecraft Restoration

The Gallileo-7 shuttlecraft was a proud vessel, that served the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise well on several episodes of Star Trek — most notably the episode that bears its name. But sadly, this amazing piece of space engineering had fallen into disrepair, until it was finally restored to spaceworthiness. » 6/26/13 11:46am 6/26/13 11:46am