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Five films that influenced Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

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Interstellar, which originally had Steven Spielberg attached to direct, is the story of a near future in which humanity on Earth is on the brink of extinction. A group of explorers, led by former test pilot turned farmer Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) makes use of a newly-discovered wormhole to search for a new planet…

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s Space Oddity is back online – hurrah!

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Good news for fans of awe-inspiring music videos. Commander Hadfield's Bowie cover is BACK! Remember Canadian Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield, who wowed us all last year with his music video shot aboard the International Space Station? The cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity was pulled from YouTube after a year because of an agreement over…

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NASA launches free sound library of iconic recordings

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Many of us can probably remember where we were when Neil Armstrong took that one small step for a man back in July of 1969. For those of you who weren't around back then, you can now listen to Armstrong uttering those historic words thanks to NASA's new dedicated Soundcloud account. The BBC reports that…

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Watch out Commander Hadfield – astronaut Reid Wiseman is making Vines in space

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Check out this amazing Vine from astronaut Reid Wiseman, who is currently a resident of the International Space Station. "Turns out a sphere of floating water makes the ultimate fisheye lens", he tweeted. Wiseman of course is following in the footsteps of Commander Chris Hadfield who won the internet last year with his amazing David…

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Sci-fi series Extant is a streaming hit, says Amazon UK

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The pilot episode of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi mystery thriller Extant has become Amazon Prime Instant Video’s most successful launch ever – attracting three times more streams on release day than the first episode of any previous show on the service, including original series Vikings, according to Amazon UK. The series, which stars Halle Berry as…

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How Star Trek predicted the future

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Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was a visionary man. He foresaw a future in which humanity had learned to live together in peace and harmony. A future in which the people of Earth had joined forces with alien races to…

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