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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.