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The NASA logo is displayed on a camera box near the space shuttle's launchpad in Florida. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Mars ‘Flying Saucer’ Splashes Down After NASA Test

NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft — and one day even astronauts — safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.

06/29/2014

Doug Dunbar

Dose Of Doug: Interview With Mark Kelly

My recent interview with Mark Kelly lasted only about 15 minutes. But if you do this job long enough, and you can tell a lot about any person pretty quickly.

CBS 11–02/19/2013

Sally Ride (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.

07/24/2012

Bernard Harris Jr. poses with other astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. (credit: NASA)

History-Making Astronaut Inspiring Texas Students

Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. entered the record books as the first African American to walk in space. Now, he is inspiring North Texas students to dream big.

12/07/2011

Space shuttle Atlantis on Pad 39A July 5, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as preparations are made for the July 8 launch of STS-135, the final flight of the shuttle program. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Former N. Texas Astronaut To Attend Final Atlantis Launch

A former astronaut from North Texas has been invited to attend the final launch of the historic space shuttle Atlantis at the end of the week.

07/05/2011

In this handout image provided by NASA, the space shuttle Atlantis sits at NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

Space Shuttle’s Legacy: Soaring In Orbit And Costs

The space shuttle was sold to America as cheap, safe and reliable. It was none of those. It cost $196 billion over 40 years, ended the lives of 14 astronauts and managed to make less than half the flights promised. Yet despite all that, there were some big achievements.

07/05/2011