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NASA and Matt Damon Told Us Why The Martian Is "a Love Letter to Science"

Right now, here’s how close we are to the events of Andy Weir’s novel The Martian actually happening: Not very. NASA believes we’re probably about 20 years away from putting an astronaut on Mars, but as the movie about a astronaut being stranded on Mars hits theaters, 20 years feels longer than it sounds. » 8/20/15 1:00pm 8/20/15 1:00pm

Fall Movie Guide: 30 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies To Watch Out For

The summer movie season is over—but the biggest films of the year are still to come. This fall’s movies include some of the most long-awaited titles in history, but also some smaller films that could become instant classics. Here are the 30 movies you need to know about in the last four months of 2015. » 8/18/15 12:52pm 8/18/15 12:52pm

The Martian Astronauts Decompress After 10 Days in Pre-Trip Isolation

This fall, America is going to send a manned mission to Mars, and it’s not going to go well. But before all that, any astronauts slated to take this trip would obviously undergo lots of tests—one of which might be an extended period in isolation. And that’s the subject of the latest viral video for The Martian. » 8/04/15 9:40am 8/04/15 9:40am

Is Shredder Hiding A Huge Secret In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

New set photos give a huge clue to Doctor Who's season finale. Don't believe that rumor about how Star Wars will handle Harrison Ford's injury. Ridley Scott's next film is The Martian, which could be bad for Prometheus 2. And we now know who Michael Chiklis is playing in American Horror Story: Freak Show. Spoilers now! » 6/26/14 6:00am 6/26/14 6:00am

Read an excerpt from Andy Weir's space thriller, The Martian

Andy Weir's novel The Martian, out today, falls squarely within an emerging genre in space adventures that emphasize realism. Like Gravity, it tells the story of a stranded astronaut battling the elements beyond Earth when a mission goes wrong. And it promises to be a white-knuckler. We've got an excerpt. » 2/10/14 12:20pm 2/10/14 12:20pm