Outer Space

The Philae lander (C) is pictured descending onto the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet after a successful separation from the Rosetta probe.  (credit: ESA via Getty Images)

Cheers At UTA With Philae Lander Touchdown On Comet

History was made Wednesday when the European Space Agency lander Philae separated from its space probe, Rosetta, and touched down on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The cheers could be heard even in Arlington.

CBS 11–11/12/2014

Mars One 1

Two North Texas Men Plan Trip To Mars… On A One-Way Ticket

Two North Texas men want to be part of a program to send earthlings to Mars and colonize it. They are among 200,000 people from around the world who signed up to participate in “Mars One.”

CBS 11–04/24/2014

(credit: morpheuslander.jsc.nasa.gov)

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

Blue Bell Ice Cream

Blue Bell Sent To Int’l Space Station Astronauts

Chances are there is a group of astronauts enjoying a Texas treat today! The SpaceX Dragon recently docked with the International Space Station and carried a shipment of Blue Bell ice cream.

CBSDFW.COM–10/11/2012

A Geminid meteor streaks between peaks of the Seven Sisters rock formation on December 14, 2010 in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Ross Perot Part Of Asteroid Mining Venture

A Texas billionaire financing space robots, mining near-earth asteroids for platinum and gold, may sound like the plot line to the latest 3-D adventure movie, but it isn’t.

04/24/2012