The drought currently impacting much of the state is helping in the recovery of debris from the 2003 space shuttle Columbia disaster.
As the miles melted between Atlantis and the International Space Station, the emotions grew — in orbit and on the ground.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doctors have given Rep. Gabrielle Giffords the go-ahead to travel to Cape Canaveral for husband Mark Kelly’s space shuttle launch.
The Boy Scouts will be rolling out a robotics badge as part of the organization’s move toward teaching modern skills.
The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will head to space in April, a stunning decision coming almost one month to the day that his wife was shot through the head.
Comet Haley Two will be the closest it’s been to earth in 24 years.