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Potential Replacement For Space Shuttle Being Built In Fort Worth

Lockheed Martin and Sierra Nevada Corporation showed off composite structure of the Dream Chaser spacecraft in Fort Worth Friday.

08/01/2014

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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

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.

07/07/2011

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.

07/05/2011

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.

07/05/2011

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.

07/04/2011

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.

04/27/2011

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.

04/25/2011

Mark Kelly, husband of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), speaks during a press conference at the University Medical Center on January 20, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Rep. Giffords’ Astronaut Husband Will Fly Space Shuttle In April

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.

02/04/2011