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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)

NASA Grows Audience & Credibility On Twitter

Rocket science isn’t easily explainable in 140 characters, but NASA is asking a group of people to do just that for some ardent Twitter followers.


Phoenix Mars Lander Arrives On Mars

UTA Prof Gets $1.2 Million NASA Grant To Aid In Life-On-Mars Research

When NASA came calling on University of Texas at Arlington professor Sandy Dasgupta, they really came calling. The government agency awarded Dasgupta a $1.2 million grant to develop a specialized instrument that they hope will detect the beginning stages of life on Mars.


Watch Tonight As Satellite Crashes to Earth!

NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite will come crashing down to Earth tonight…and you can watch it! Look to South/southwest in the sky at about 27° above the horizon Friday evening between 8:15 and 8:45pm local […]

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Texas Drought Leads To Possible Piece Of Columbia

The drought currently impacting much of the state is helping in the recovery of debris from the 2003 space shuttle Columbia disaster.


In this handout image provided by NASA, the sun rises over the Atlantic Ocean silhouetting space shuttle Atlantis' external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters. (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

Shuttle’s Last Hookup: Hugs, Kisses And Emotion

As the miles melted between Atlantis and the International Space Station, the emotions grew — in orbit and on the ground.


The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center on May 16, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

With Shuttle Program Ending, What’s Next For NASA?

While today’s shuttle launch will be the last “blast off” for the foreseeable future, that doesn’t mean the folks at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will be getting a break any time soon. CBS11 was the only North Texas station allowed access to see what NASA’s doing when the shuttle program ends.


The Virgin Galactic White Knight 2 aircraft. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

North Texans Hoping To Blast Off Into Space

Although the final shuttle launch is set for July 8, that doesn’t mean the end of space travel. CBS 11 News looks at how some North Texans are paying a private company to become space tourists.


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.


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.


In this handout image provided by NASA, the sun rises over the Atlantic Ocean silhouetting space shuttle Atlantis' external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters. (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

The ‘Space Coast’ Feels Pain Of Shuttle’s End

Workers at the Kennedy Space Center always knew the end of the shuttle program would bring hard times to Florida’s Space Coast. They just couldn’t predict how much pain.


Space shuttle Endeavour Commander Mark Kelly deplanes upon arrival on April 26, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. (credit: Bruce Weaver/AFP/Getty Images)

Giffords Leaves Houston For Husband’s Space Shuttle Launch

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords left the hospital and boarded an airplane Wednesday to travel to Florida to see her husband’s space shuttle launch in another important step in her long recovery.


U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Washington, D.C. on January 5, 2011. (credit: AP Photo)

Giffords Cleared For Husband’s Shuttle Launch

Doctors have given Rep. Gabrielle Giffords the go-ahead to travel to Cape Canaveral for husband Mark Kelly’s space shuttle launch.