Space ship Earth had multiple updates over the course of time. Most notable are the additions of scenes incorporating the most recent developments in communication. In 2007 the ride received a major update, adding an interactive system to the ride's vehicles where riders can create their own future. Moreover, the ride received a new soundtrack by Bruce Broughton and new narration by Judi Dench.
Spaceship Earth is suppose to undergo a major refurbishment, in he light of the large refurbishment of the EPCOT park. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic this refurbishment is currently put on hold, leaving the ride open for public.