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A full moon rises behind the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft onboard at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, Florida on November 17, 2013. (credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)

NASA Launching Robot Explorer To Mars

NASA’s newest Martian explorer is on its launch pad, ready to soar. The MAVEN spacecraft is scheduled to blast off aboard an unmanned Atlas V rocket on Monday afternoon.

11/18/2013

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

NASA Spacecraft Detects Plastic Ingredient On Saturn Moon

NASA found an ingredient of plastic — the first time the chemical has been detected on another world.

09/30/2013

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CIA Document Maps Area 51, But No Mention Of UFOs

The CIA is acknowledging in the clearest terms yet the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of conspiracy theories for decades.

08/17/2013

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North Texas Company Helping Launch NASA Space Lander

NASA is working on the next generation of space lander and a company from right here in North Texas is helping. Dozens of tests are putting the Morpheus Lander through the paces in Texas.

CBSDFW.COM–08/12/2013

LAKE MEAD NRA, NV - AUGUST 12: Perseid meteors fall as a satellite passes across the sky early August 12, 2008 near Rogers Spring in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. The meteor display, known as the Perseid shower because it appears to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth's orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. Tuesday morning was considered the peak of the shower, which is visible every August. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Perseid Meteor Shower Streaks Across North Texas Skies

Nature’s fireworks are filling the skies tonight as the Perseid meteor shower hits its peak.

08/11/2013

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Trekkies Weep Over Shuttle Unveiling In Houston

Trekkies arrived in Houston decked out in full-blown “Star Trek” outfits to see the official landing of the legendary Galileo shuttlecraft, not far from NASA’s Mission Control.

07/31/2013

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5th Annual Moon Day Celebrates Lunar Landing Anniversary

Forty-three years after Apollo 11 made the first moon landing, on July 20, 1969, we know more about what’s beyond plant Earth. Yet, there’s still much more to learn.

CBS 11–07/18/2013

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Space Shuttle Replica Looking For Name

Texans are being given the chance to name the full-sized space shuttle replica that will be displayed at Johnson Space Center’s official visitor center in Houston.

07/05/2013

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Asteroid Coming Close To Earth, But Just ‘Passing By’

An asteroid coming close to the earth next week doesn’t have much of a name. But then again, it is just passing by.

02/08/2013

The crew of Space Shuttle Columbia's mission STS-107 take a break from their training regime to pose for the traditional crew portrait. (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

NASA Marks 10 Years Since Columbia Tragedy

NASA will honor the seven astronauts who perished when the Columbia space shuttle was destroyed 10 years ago. The agency will mark the anniversary at a public memorial in Florida.

02/01/2013

The crew of Space Shuttle Columbia's mission STS-107 take a break from their training regime to pose for the traditional crew portrait. (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

UTA Honors Alumna Killed On Columbia

Many parts of Texas have scheduled events to mark the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, but UTA has a very personal reason to mark the date.

01/31/2013

The crew of Space Shuttle Columbia's mission STS-107 take a break from their training regime to pose for the traditional crew portrait. (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

Columbia Pilot’s Parents Recall Shuttle Crash

One morning, nearly 10 years ago, Barry McCool remembers watching his son’s space shuttle fly more than 40 miles above his Las Vegas home. But Columbia never landed.

01/28/2013

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