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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

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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

A man works on the Virgin Galactic at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, southern England, on July 10, 2012. In the first two days, Boeing picked up an order for 100 aircraft valued at $9.2 billion. The U.S. manufacturer is set to sweep the event, with deals for at least 200 jets still pending. (credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP)/GettyImages)

Roanoke Woman On List For Virgin Galactic Voyage

Wally Funk of Roanoke is among the list of passengers who paid $200,000 to explore the final frontier on Virgin Galactic’s space ship.

11/03/2014

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Rocket Explodes With UT Austin Experiments Onboard

A commercial space station supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded six seconds after liftoff at a launch site at Wallops Island, Virginia.

10/28/2014

A a blood-red Moon is seen over the Caribe area in Havana, during a total eclipse on October 27, 2004. (credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

North Texans Up Early To See ‘Blood Moon’

In spots with clear skies, North Texans were able to wake up early Wednesday morning and see a cool lunar eclipse that appeared to turn the moon a reddish color.

10/08/2014

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SpaceX To Break Ground On South Texas Rocket Launch Site

The ceremony will mark the start of construction of the $85 million site at Boca Chica Beach, east of Brownsville. The site will be used to launch commercial satellites.

09/22/2014

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Rocket Explodes During Test Flight; No Injuries

An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Central Texas development site, the company said Friday.

08/22/2014

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Mars Rover Holds Off-Earth Distance Record

NASA officials said Monday that Opportunity drove 157 feet over the weekend, which was enough to surpass the miles covered by the Soviet Union’s Lunokhod 2 rover.

07/29/2014

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Dallas Museum Celebrates Moon Day

It has been 45 years since man first set foot on the moon, and you don’t have to go far this weekend to get in touch with your inner space geek. The Frontiers of Flight Museum has a big celebration planned for Moon Day.

07/18/2014

A picture taken on July 20, 1969, show astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walking on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. (credit: NASA/AFP/Getty Images)

Where Were You During The 1st Moonwalk?

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was “out of town” when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since. He and Neil Armstrong were on the moon.

07/17/2014

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Astronaut’s Scissors Sold For $100,000 At Dallas Auction

Scissors used by astronaut Alan Bean when he walked on the moon sold for $100,000 at an auction of space gear.

05/14/2014

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Astronaut Puts Space Items Up For Auction

Astronaut Alan Bean is offering some artifacts at a Dallas auction that were with him when he walked on the moon. Some of the items even feature traces of moon dust.

05/14/2014

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