British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson's space tourism project was inspired by a TV show fan more than 20 years ago.
The cast and crew of hit sci-fi film Gravity have been sent congratulatory messages from space following the film's triumph at the Oscars.
Best Director Winner Academy Awards 2014
Busty supermodel Kate Upton scored a lift-off as the back cover girl of the 50th anniversary edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue - she was picked for a zero-gravity shoot.
Space drama Gravity scooped a handful of top honours at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on Sunday (16Feb14), including a Best Director prize for Alfonso Cuaron.
Gravity has become the early winner at the Bafta Awards in London, picking up a handful of top prizes, including Best Screenplay, Music, Cinematography and Best British Film.
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney suffered an agonising time on the set of Gravity as she was left with injuries including a twisted pelvis and he was in constant pain due to a back problem.
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TV bosses in the U.K. are giving viewers the chance to experience a 'lap' of the Earth from outer space in a groundbreaking live broadcast.
A dissection of the history of space travel as told by Nolan.
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