Space is the void between planets, essentially a vacuum, through which everything in the Universe moves. It is a common setting and/or hazard in science fiction.

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Movie Identification- 70's or 80's space prison escape movie

Saw this on TV sometime in the 80's. It's basically Escape From Alcatraz set in a space prison, definitely made in the 70's or early 80's. There's a small group of prisoners plotting and preparing to ...
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TV movie about a family on a spaceship to Andromeda who go through a black hole

I remember a TV movie I saw after school in the 70's. It was about a family going on a space ship to the Andromeda galaxy (no I am not talking about Lost In Space). They have some crisis and end up ...
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Help me identify a 80's (probably)series with a robotic(or alien) face attacker

More from my memories: the "face attacker" kills people, has miniature needle inside it, and leave silver(hope so silver, we had a B&W television then) colored, vein like pattern on the victim's ...
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Title of short story about siblings orphaned on a strange planet after a crash?

I believe it was written in the 60s. The older brother has stunted growth because of eating highly processed food, while his younger sister grows tall and healthy. They encounter fresh air, grass, and ...
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Character searching for a blade to kill a cyborg [duplicate]

I saw this cartoon only once, about 10-15 years ago, and since middle. There was a character called "space fly" or so – the glowing flying ball which help the main character – a man with sword hilt. ...
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Identify a book set on a spaceship orbiting a black hole?

I remember reading a book around 10-12 years ago about a crew on a spaceship which was in danger of crashing into a either a black-hole or a white dwarf / some other star. The book was semi-humorous ...
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Frozen Planet in Interstellar

On the frozen planet in Interstellar, how would the humans be able to take off their helmets inside of Dr. Mann's camp? Considering the temperature was low enough to turn whatever liquid had formed ...
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Trying to locate a story about deep space astronauts appearing back on Earth

I don't have much details, read the story a long time ago, but the gist is - in a deep space expedition, astronauts became homesick to such degree - they were able to transport back to earth through ...
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Can The Flash breathe in outer space

I'm playing the new Lego Batman 3, and while everyone is outside of the Justice League Space Station, everyone is either wearing protective suits (Batman and Robin), or is already known to be able to ...
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Mining in space: a group of miners, and computers nerds as support crew

I'm trying to find the title of a movie which is based around a mining operation in space. There are two main groups of people working. One lot are the actual miners who are a fairly rough bunch and ...
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Book with 2 or three short stories

I remember years ago when I was in the Army and deployed, I found a book with 2 or three short stories. One of them was about an Asian country shooting down an American Satellite and a mission to ...
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Book about an industrialist that finds an animal in space that creates portals

I am looking for a sci-fi book I read in the late 80's or early 90's dealing with a a rich space industrialist that finds an animal in space that, when stimulated, creates propulsion. Later in the ...
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Doctor creates a Robocop-like suit, gets murdered and installed, and goes on a killing spree

Early 80's I had seen a movie where a dr had created a "Robocop" type suit for space travel. The doc was murdered and installed into his own suit and of course goes on a killing spree for revenge ...
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Book about space traders who run into alien traders

From what I can remember, a down and out family of space traders, in which one female member of the family is a psychic or a witch, run into an alien ship, also running out of options. Possibly the ...
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Looking for a short story about the human race pooling together resources to reach dying race

It's a great story I read several years ago, and was written in the form of newspaper articles and short narrative. The humans receive a transmission from an alien race asking for help, and they put ...
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Book series about a group of humans rediscovered by an intersellar empire

I read when young. A group of humans in one system are separated from a powerful human empire for several hundred years. The large empire accidentally finds them and slowly tries to conquer over a ...
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Trying to identify a book from the 80s about space pirates/mercenaries

my brothers and I are desperately trying to identify a book we used to read in the 1980s, but we have very very few details about it. it was about space pirates or mercenaries there was an ...
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Trying to remember the title of a sci-fi book I read in the 80's?

I read this sci-fi book back around 1987 that my father had finished. My memory of the book is sadly very limited, but the emotion of enjoying it string prompting me to try and remember it. My clear ...
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Searching for a specific science fiction short story [duplicate]

In my English class - 7 years ago - we had Isaac Asimov as topic, but this little story was not one of his. It was about a single guy on a outpost. He tells about how normal his live is and how nice ...
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Story ID - giant organic rotating space elevator lifts passengers to orbit

I'm trying to remember the title of this novel. I don't remember anything about the middle or ending of the novel; but near the beginning, the protagonist has to get off Earth and into orbit, so ...
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Why is Federation Space divided?

I was curious to see a map of the Star Trek universe galaxy. I found quite a few good images. Naturally, many did not look similar to each other, and some were even confusing because they showed ...
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Need help remembering sci-fi movie from the 90s maybe where someone is sabotaging the crew

I saw this movie years ago and can't quite remember it. All I remember is there was a crew trapped in space and they're trying to survive but someone on the crew is sabotaging them. The drinking water ...
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What is the geometry of the universe in “The Wall of Darkness” by Arthur C Clarke?

The Wall of Darkness by Arthur C. Clarke (1949) is a piece of Math fiction, usually quoted in semi-academic circles as illustrating the geometry of the Moebius band. It deals with a universe with a ...
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Man/Doc helps save Space Whale alien- short story

I read this short sci-fi story in a book awhile ago. Some Man/Doctor who is on this planet is asked by the inhabitants to look at this enormous creature/whale/ship that has landed on the planet but ...
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Superman withstanding the vacuum of space?

Superman is often seen floating or flying near Earth's orbit or in outer space. What type of physiology would Superman or any humanoid life-form require to be able to withstand the vacuum of space? ...
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I'm looking for the title of an old 'Lord of the flies' in space style book

I'm trying to find the title of a book probably release in the late 90's/early 00s. Basically this is the gist of the story: A bunch of humans are living in a colony in space. All the kids go to ...
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Need to find the name of a movie made in the 70's

In the 70's I watched a movie that stuck in my mind, but I don't remember the name. Can anyone help me? The plot is as follows: The movie is in the current day (1970's). In the US (Houston), NASA is ...
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Story Identification: Colonists Adapting to Alien World

Ok, I'm am really stuck on this one. I Cannot recall the title, or author if this book, but it strikes me as in the mid-to-late 70s? Perhaps early 80s? And for the life of me the Internet has given ...
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This may be a “Tom Swift” story, I need your help

I've been remembering the name Tom Swift from countless upon countless of books I read as a young boy (80s). I've googled the name and found two main sites: Τοm Swift Jr and List of Tom Swift Books . ...
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Story about a world where darkness drives people mad

I remember reading a short sci-fi story, perhaps 50 pages or so long, whose name I don't recall. The details of the story are: It is about a world with multiple suns that keep the planet in ...
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Twelve Days of Christmas, set in space?

I remember reading a Science Fiction book during my youth (1980 ish) that was multiple books, had some Native American themes and the end puzzle all revolved around using twelve rings in a specific ...
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Science Fiction book about a present day military man on a future spaceship

A present day (1950s) military man finds himself in control of a future warship called Master Cruiser 12 12 12. The ship had a holographic control system is in the guise of a young woman called 'The ...
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Illustrated children's book about trip to Moon

I remember reading a book about a trip to the Moon in the late 1970s or early 1980s. It was an illustrated hardback with a large page size, but not very thick - I'd guess fewer than 100 pages. The ...
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Old cartoon / anime about a spaceship that transforms in to a robot

For quite a while I've been trying to identify the name of an old cartoon / anime I used to watch as a kid during the 1980s (Canada / US). I've tagged this as both cartoon and anime because I'm not ...
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YA book set on space station, girl with bejewelled headband around forehead?

I'm looking for a YA book set in some sort of space colony/on a space station. The main character is a young girl who wears some kind of headband/headpiece around her forehead and it has some sort of ...
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Looking for a movie about a space ship with a precious cargo

All I remember is that everyone in the space ship was asleep except one person. I think he was the security officer on board. They had to travel for 3 years but the flight got interrupted by bandits ...
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Does the 1988 Scifi mini-series 'Something is Out There' exist in different versions?

I have always remembered this scifi 'movie' from my childhood and could even recall its name. I recently found it posted on Youtube and watched the 2 part TV mini-series again after more than 25 ...
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What book has a girl exploring a planet with a toxic atmosphere and mole people?

I read a book (I think around 2001 or so) about a girl on a space ship. Something about her is odd — she's not actually an astronaut, so I can't remember why she was there. She didn't like human ...
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Remember a Novel with Antigravity Metal and Warping Space?

I read a novel a few years ago that had the following aspects in it: Protagonist invented a metal that repelled gravity. Used the metal, attached to the fan blade of an IC engine to run the engine ...
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looking for short story about genetically modified humans who live on asteroid & revolt earth?

I believe this was a short story in a compilation of apocalyptic stories and this one had genetically modified clones (who are smaller than regular humans). They live on an asteroid, revolt against ...
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Looking for a kid's book, might be really obscure

A long time ago, I read a book involving a small group of kids aboard a spaceship, and they encounter a sentient being in their ship's computer. The being turns out to (somehow) be a small boy from ...
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When a spaceship maneuvers to avoid enemy incoming fire and detection, does it need to be outside 300,000 km? [closed]

Allow me to elaborate it further. Let's say ship A and ship B are trying to find each other in space. Ship A uses its passive radar to scan the sky to detect ship B's heat signal. But I'm thinking, ...
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Could a Warp Drive distort a planet or star? [closed]

Warp drives are supposed to be devices that alter the shape of space to facilitate very quick travel of very large distances. Now what happens if you take this fantastical potentially legitimately ...
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What were the clues to where the ship had been in Event Horizon? [duplicate]

In this film the ship has come back from apparently another dimension, are there any clues of where it might have been or what was there? I know there is mention Hell a few times but i was never sure ...
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grey goo planet which assimilates tech and spreads through the galaxy

I read this short story a while back about this grey goo planet, figured one of you might have happened upon it. starts off with a space fleet investigating a planet grey, completely spherical, ...
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Novel where teens can communicate telepathically & explore space by leaving their physical bodies

I had to read this book as part of our English curriculum back in 2001-2002 (year 7/8). The story revolves around a female protagonist in her young teens, who meets this guy a few years older than ...
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Humans exploring an alien world; natives trapped in a strange machine

This was a sci-fi exploration novel that I read about 10 years ago. A few humans land on a deserted alien world that is technologically more advanced. They do not know what happened to the original ...
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Cat-like people who can fly to space on crosses. Telekinetic powers. Cold world. Construct mirrors in space to warm planet. Probably 70's or 80's

Anyone know this book? I'm looking for a trilogy about a female who grows up in the country and is rescued after some kind of raid and brought to the main city. Over the trilogy, she is trained in ...
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Australian teen show about the planet jupiter 90s

I've been wondering for a while about a TV show that aired in Australia, I believe it was Australian made, that featured some teenagers on a spaceship either going to or coming back from Jupiter. My ...
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What children's sci-fi novel has a girl on a space station who ends up on an alien planet?

This is a long-shot because I don't remember much. I'm trying to remember the name of a novel for children or young adults that I read 12–14 years ago. There is a girl who lives on a space station. I ...