Forty years ago, the first serious blueprint for building cities in space was drawn almost on a whim. The artists NASA hired ended up making something that looks like 2001: A Space Odyssey on ayahuasca.
Christle's latest collection of poetry is a book easily larger than the sum of all its parts; it widens the rift between fantasy and reality in a way that makes the world somehow both clearer and more mysterious.
A brief history of the onetime planet, from its days sharing a name with a laxative to its current celebrity status.
Dr. Ragbir Bhathal, who leads Australia's Optical SETI project, thinks if there is extraterrestrial life out there, we may be just a generation or two away from finding it.
Yes, we asked her about aliens.
NASA engineers figured out how to fly to the moon, but had virtually no idea what happens inside women's bodies.
The manager of the museum it was snatched from says she's sure the rare rock is in the hands of a meteorite fanatic, and she's losing hope of getting it back.
The Pentagon been quietly but clearly voicing concern that war is coming to space. But what exactly would that look like?
"Our issues involving space are seen through the lens of geopolitics on the Earth. Our problems originate on Earth, not in space."
VICE profiles Melissa Ede, a transgender taxi driver from England and a successful applicant to the Mars One project, which plans to relocate her to Mars in the year 2024.
An interview with Andrew Tunks, one of the finalists for Mars One's ambitious interstellar mission.
One of 2015's most anticipated video games has sound design that's every bit as innovative as its gameplay.
We talked to the lead actors from Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece—the greatest sci-fi movie of all time.
What could be more ridiculous than sending some actual meat into actual space? And how easy would it be?
Sparta and her animal companion Grak are raiding weapons silos in a future wasteland.
Yesterday, in the spirit of landing things on distant satellites, Lunar Mission One launched a Kickstarter with the aim of raising funds to probe the south pole of the moon
The new Oculus Rift–enabled game has 300 billion star systems waiting to be explored, conquered, and plundered.
Earlier today we landed a fucking spacecraft on a comet. The internet is freaking out about it, sharing dark images from outer-space. What you can't tell from the photos, however, is that the comet '67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko' smells worse than death.
Getting paid to stay in bed might seem like paradise, but everyday tasks like showering, shitting, and sleeping comfortably become nearly impossible when you're lying down all day.
The only place in the Southern Hemisphere that monitored comets and asteroids just got closed down due to a lack of funding. Does that put the planet at risk?
Do you ever feel like sci-fi comics were best before the mid 80s and long for the days of Heavy Metal and Omni? If so check out this guy Lane Milburn's new comic.
In September, 2015, Danish citizen Andreas Mogensen will become the first of his countrymen to be shot into space.
Paul Dean has a house full of classified military documents, which he scans for info on UFOs, and Lego. So why would you dedicate 22 years to that?
Clive Martin spent a long week there getting to know the dancers, DJs, robots, and mermaids that make the island the destination of choice for Brits looking to literally party their faces off.