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Astronaut reads 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' in space

The best way to celebrate the late author Douglas Adams and his beloved sci-if book "The Hitchhiker's Guide the Galaxy" just so happens to be while you're floating around a space station.

By 27 May 2015


Play the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text adventure

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text-based adventure game, the BBC has released a free online version.

By 11 March 2014


Watch a NASA astronaut play bagpipes in space

Astronaut Kjell Lindgren pays tribute to a colleague who died unexpectedly by performing "Amazing Grace" on the International Space Station.

By 10 November 2015


NASA looking at 'hitchhiking' across solar system on speeding comets

A spacecraft concept under development could shoot diamond harpoons at space rocks to slingshot itself around our corner of the galaxy.

By 3 September 2015


It's NASA versus sci-fi in 'Fastest Ship in the Universe' smackdown

From Voyager 1 to the Tardis, see how speedy the universe's most famous transportation vessels are in this engaging new infographic.

By 10 July 2015


Extermin-8: Nerdiest of clocks tells time with geek allusions

Do you already divide your days by "Doctor Who," "Lord of the Rings," "Star Wars," "Harry Potter" and "Star Trek" references?

By 10 April 2015


'What would Spock do?' How Leonard Nimoy helped me prosper

Appreciation: It's hard to be a stoic Vulcan when your favorite "Star Trek" actor leaves this galaxy forever. Bonnie Burton thanks Leonard Nimoy for inspiring us all to "live long and prosper."

By 28 February 2015


Astronauts dress as Jedi for NASA Expedition 45 portrait

International Space Station-bound astronauts dressed as Jedi pose with lightsabers in their mission poster for NASA. Proud of them, Yoda would be.

By 14 February 2015


'Hitchhiker's Guide' text adventure gets 30th-anniversary update

Test your wits against the BBC's updated edition of the maddeningly challenging "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" text adventure game.

By 11 March 2014


Night Terrace: where Australia meets time and space

CNET Australia catches up with John Richards, creator of Outland, now head writer on Night Terrace, the radio play about a time-and-space-travelling terrace house.

By 4 April 2014