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Ever wanted to listen to old songs about Sputnik or know just how many space-related Twilight Zone episodes are out there? Well look no further! This page is a collection of space-themed movies, TV shows, songs, books, and other forms of media. Don't see something on the list? Feel free to contact me!


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

Ad Astra (2019)

Airlock, Or How to Say Goodbye in Space (2007)

Apollo 13 (1995)

Apollo 18 (2011)

Armageddon (1998)

The Astronaut (1972 TV movie)

Beyond the Stars (1989)

The Cape Canaveral Monsters (1960)

Capricorn One (1978)

Capsule (2015)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Contact (1997)

Conquest of Space (1955)

Countdown (1968)

Destination Moon (1950)

Earth II (1971 TV movie)

First Man (2018)

First Men in the Moon (1964)

Flight to Mars (1951)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Frau Im Mond (1929)

Gravity (2013)

Hidden Figures (2017)

Interstellar (2014)

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)

Kosmicheskiy reys (Cosmic Voyage) (1936)

Le Voyage Dans La Lune (1902)

Marooned (1969)

The Martian (2015)

Mission to Mars (2000)

Moon (2009)

Moonraker (1979)

Nebo Zovyot (The Heavens Call) (1959)

Red Planet (2000)

Red Planet Mars (1952)

The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)

The Right Stuff (1983)

Rocketship X-M (1950)

Space Cowboys (2000)

The Spacewalker (2017)

Special Report: Journey to Mars (1996 TV movie)

Stowaway to the Moon (1975 TV movie)


Apollo 11 (2019)

Astrospies (2008)

Armstrong (2019)

Failure is Not an Option (2003)

First to the Moon (2019)

For All Mankind (1989)

Hail Columbia! (1981)

In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

The Last Man on the Moon (2014)

Magnificent Desolation (2005)

Mercury 13 (2018)

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (2017)

Moonshot (1994)

NASA: Triumph and Tragedy (2009)

The Red Stuff (1999)

Rocket Science (2002)

Sputnik Mania (2007)

To the Moon (2000)

When We Left the Earth (2008)

The Wonder of it All (2007)

TV Shows

The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)

The Cape (1996-1997)

Fireball XL5 (1962-1963)

For All Mankind (2019-)

From the Earth to the Moon (1998)

I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970)

Lost in Space (1965-1968)

Men Into Space (1959-1960)

The Orville (2017-)

The Right Stuff (2020-)

Space: Above and Beyond (1995-1996)

Space Patrol (1950-1955)

Star Trek (1967-)

Nonfiction TV Shows

NASA's Unexplained Files (2012-)

Space Race: Mysteries at the Museum (2018)

Truth Behind the Moon Landing (2019)

The Twilight Zone episodes

And When the Sky Was Opened (01x11)

Death Ship (04x06)

Elegy (01x20)

I Shot an Arrow Into the Air (01x15)

People Are Alike All Over (01x25)

Probe 7, Over and Out (05x09)

Six Degrees of Freedom (01x06 (2019))

The Little People (03x28)

The Parallel (04x11)

Episodes from Various TV Shows

The Invisible Enemy (The Outer Limits)

Man and the Moon (Disneyland)

Moonstone (The Outer Limits)

The Mutant (The Outer Limits)

The Nature of the Enemy (The Night Gallery)

Rocket Man (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)

Space (The X-Files)

Space Race (Timeless)

The Wrong Stuff (Quantum Leap)


No Dream is Too High -Buzz Aldrin

Countdown -Frank Borman

For Spacious Skies -Scott Carpenter

All-American Boys -Walt Cunningham

The Last Man on the Moon -Gene Cernan

Carrying the Fire -Michael Collins

Flying to the Moon -Michael Collins

Liftoff -Michael Collins

Leap of Faith -Gordon Cooper

Moonwalker -Charlie & Dotty Duke

John Glenn: A Memoir -John Glenn

Gemini!: A Personal Account of Man's Venture Into Space -Gus Grissom

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth -Chris Hadfield

Sky Walking -Tom Jones

Endurance -Scott Kelly

Flight: My Life in Mission Control -Chris Kraft

Failure is Not an Option -Gene Kranz

The Way of the Explorer -Ed Mitchell

But for the Grace of God -Bill Pogue

Spacewalker -Jerry Ross

Schirra's Space -Wally Schirra

Two Sides of the Moon -Dave Scott & Alexei Leonov

Go for Orbit -Rhea Seddon

Moonshot -Alan Shepard & Deke Slayton

Deke! -Deke Slayton

We Have Capture -Tom Stafford

The Unbroken Chain -Guenter Wendt

Falling to Earth -Al Worden

Forever Young -John Young

We Seven -the Mercury Astronauts 


Neil Armstrong -Jay Barbree

Fallen Astronauts -Colin Burgess

The Astronaut Maker -Michael Cassutt

Seven Minus One -Carl L. Chappell

Rocketman -Nancy Conrad

Apollo Pilot -Francis French

First Man -James R. Hansen

High Calling -Evelyn Husband

Calculated Risk -George Leopold

Smoke Jumper, Moon Pilot -Willie Moseley

Sally Ride -Lynn Sherr

History Books

The Mercury 13 -Martha Ackmann

Live from Cape Canaveral -Jay Barbree

A Man on the Moon -Andrew Chaikin

NASA Kennedy Space Center -Mark A. Chambers

A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey -Michael D'Antonio

Space for Women -Pamela Freni

Apollo 8 -Jeffrey Kluger

Lost Moon (Apollo 13) -Jeffrey Kluger & Jim Lovell

Rocket Men -Robert Kurson

Bringing Columbia Home -Mike Leinbach

Abandoned in Place -Roland Miller

Rocket Men -Craig Nelson

The Real Space Cowboys -Wally Schirra & Ed Buckbee

The Race -James Schefter

Hidden Figures -Margot Lee Shetterly

Moondust -Andrew Smith

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream -Tanya Lee Stone

The Dorian Files -US Government

The Final Mission: Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites -Lisa Westwood

Into the Black -Rowland White


2001: A Space Odyssey -Arthur C. Clarke

2010: Odyssey Two -Arthur C. Clarke

2061: Odyssey Three -Arthur C. Clarke

3001: The Final Odyssey -Arthur C. Clarke

"The Sentinel" -Arthur C. Clarke

"Brothers Beyond the Void" -Paul Fairman

Blue Gemini -Mike Jenne

Space -James Michener

Artemis -Andy Weir

The Martian -Andy Weir


"The More Loving One" -W. H. Auden

"If Only We Had Taller Been" -Ray Bradbury

"They Dreamed" -Lawrence Edward Gebhardt

"Skylab" -Rolf Jacobsen

"When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" -Walt Whitman

Songs (1950s to mid-1960s)

Beyond the Blue Horizon -The Ames Brothers

Blast Off -Alden Holloway

Blast Off -Tyrone & the Tyrone Trio

Blue Moon -The Marcels

Blue Moon -Frank sinatra

The Boppin' Martian -Dick Robinson

Cape Canaveral -Monte Mead

Count Down -Men of Chantz

Destination Moon -The Ames Brothers

The Epic Ride of John H. Glenn -Walter Brennan

Everyone's Gone to the Moon -Jonathan King

First Man On Mars -Jackie Fautheree

Fly Me to the Moon -Frank Sinatra

Flying Saucer Boogie -Eddie Cleatro

Flying Saucers Rock and Roll -Billy Lee Riley

Friendship Seven -Joey Delmar

Friendship Seven -Sunny Harris

Get on the Moon Baby -Julian

Ghost Satellite -Bob & Jerry

Happy Blues for John Glenn -Lightnin' Hopkins

Hello, Wally -Jack Jones

Honeymoon on a Rocket Ship -Hank Snow

I Got a Rocket in My Pocket -Jimmy Lloyd

I'm Shooting High -The Ames Brothers

I'm the Little Space Girl's Father -Jesse Lee Turner

It's Only a Paper Moon -The Ames Brothers

I Wish I Was a Spaceman -Barry Gray

Jim 'n' I, Him 'n' I, Flying in the Gemini -The New Christy Minstrels

Knocked Out Joint On Mars -Buck Trail

The Little Green Men -Billy Lee Riley

The Little Martian -Jan Amber

The Little Moon Men -George Lee

Little Space Girl -Jesse Lee Turner

Magic Star -Kenny Hollywood

Man from Mars -Butch Paulson

The Martian Band -The Wild Tones

The Martian Hop -The Ran Dells

Mighty John Glenn -Peter Colombo

Mister Glenn -Little Willie John

Monkey on the Moon -Gene Hall

Moon Beat -The Fabulous Imperials

Moon Rocket -Lyn Vernon

Move Over Buddy -Billy Jack Hale

Mr. Spaceman -The Byrds

The Orbit Song -J. D. Jarvis

Orbit With Me -Sonny Sheater

Planetary Run -Joe Montgomery

The Purple People Eater -Sheb Wooley

Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor -Joe South

Raiders from Outer Space -The Raiders

Rocket -Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones

Rocket Man -The Spotnicks

Rocket to the Moon -Sheldon Allman

Rocket to the Moon -Joe Johnson

Rocket Trip -Jackie Lowell

Rockin' In the Orbit -Jimmie Haskell

Rock and Roll Mister Moon -Harold Shutters & The Rocats

Rock to the Moon -Gale Davis

Rock It on Mars -Terry Dunavan

Rock Old Sputnik -Nelson Young

Rock on the Moon -Jimmy Stewart

Satelite -The Rocks

Satellite Baby -Skip Stanley

Satellite No. 2 -Carl Mann

Satellite Rock -Jimmy Copeland & the J-Teens

Satellite Rock -Joe Tate

Satellite Rock -The Rebelaires

Shake it Over Sputnik -Billy Hogan

Shooting for the Moon -Carl Norman

Sleepy Cape Canaveral Moon -Sherman & Larsen

Space Needle -The Starfires

Space Walk -The Bel-Aires

Sputnick -Conway Twitty

Sputnick (The Satellite Girl) -Jerry Engler

Sputnik -Al Jacobson

Sputnik Baby -Roosevelt Sykes

The Sputnik Story -Bill Thomas

Telstar -The Tornados

These Seven Men -Kingston Trio

Trip to the Moon -Wesley Reynolds

Two Little Men in a Flying Machine -Ella Fitzgerald

Wernher von Braun -Tom Lehrer

When You See Those Flying Saucers -The Buchanan Brothers

X-15 -Johnny Bond

Songs (late-1960s onwards)

2000 Light Years From Home -The Rolling Stones

Alan Bean -Hefner

Armstrong -John Stewart

Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins -The Byrds

Astronomy Domine -Pink Floyd

Bill Anders -Dick Jonas

Blast-Off Columbia -Roy McCall

Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft -Carpenters

Drops of Jupiter -Train

Flying for Me -John Denver

Galaxy Song -Monty Python

I Took a Trip on a Gemini Spaceship -David Bowie

In the Year 2525 -Zager & Evans

Interstellar Overdrive -Pink Floyd

Life on Mars? -David Bowie

Major Tom -Peter Schilling

Man on the Moon -R.E.M.

Michael Collins -The Boy Least Likely To

Michael Collins -John Craigie

Moonage Daydream -David Bowie

One Small Step (Song for Michael Collins) -Space Donkey & the Mooonbouncers

Rocket Man -Elton John

The Rocket That Grandpa Rode -Jimmy Buffett

Rockin' Rocket -Long Tall Ernie & the Shakers

Satellite of Love -Lou Reed

Saturn 5 -Inspiral Carpets

Shoot the Moon -Hugh Blumenfeld

Spaceman -Harry Nilsson

Spaceman -Journey

Space Oddity -David Bowie

Space Oddity -Chris Hadfield

Space Odyssey -The Byrds

Spaceship Superstar -Prism

Space Truckin' -Deep Purple 

Starman -David Bowie

Supersonic Rocket Ship -The Kinks

Surfin' on Jupiter -Psychefunkapus

There's a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon) -The B-52;s

The Space Race -Destroyer

The Space Race is Over -Billy Bragg

Ticket to the Moon -ELO

Under the Milky Way -Starfish

Valentina -Komputer

Walking on the Moon -The Police

The Walk of Ed White -Up With People

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