It took more than two years following the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986 for NASA to launch its next manned space flight. Shortly before it returned to earth, a bouquet of roses arrived at Johnson Space Center in Houston. "I didn't actually decide to do it until the day the STS-26 missi ... More >>
Science is Awesome has a story about 11-year-old Michal Bodzianowski from Colorado, who recently won a competition sponsored by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education that will test the effects of zero gravity on brewing. There were a total of 744 science proposals submitted by al ... More >>
Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has co-sponsored legislation that would establish a national historic park on the moon, to commemorate the United States' initial moon landings and to protect those sites from future commercial moon explorers. In other words: Even on the moon, location, lo ... More >>
The stars at night in Texas may be big and bright, but good luck spotting them over the glare of its increasingly sprawling cities. This picture was snapped by a crew member aboard the International Space Station, some 240 miles up. Here's how NASA describes it:
Yes, true.After 34 years at WFAA I resigned today to accept job as Dir ofComm @luminantpower the largest elec power generator in TX.— Brad Watson (@watsonwfaa) March 18, 2013 Growing up, Brad Watson was a fixture on my parent's TV set. WFAA was their news station and, therefore, my own, and Wa ... More >>
NASA was perturbed when Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell auctioned his checklist from the ill-fated mission through Dallas-based Heritage Auctions back in December. So perturbed, in fact, that NASA general counsel asked the auctioneer to halt the nearly $400,000 sale so that proof of ownership could b ... More >>
NASAThe space shuttle's dead; long live the Orion Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle. That's the future of space travel -- the capsule that'll take astronauts deep, deep into the final frontier ... at some point in the near to very distant future. First orbital test flight's in 2014, depending on how far ... More >>
Back on November 30, our cross-the-street neighbors at Heritage Auctions dispatched a celebratory missive headlined: "Apollo 13 checklist brings $388,375 at Heritage Auctions in Dallas." (Note to self: Time to clean out in-box.) But if you check Heritage's website, the listing for the historic ar ... More >>
Chicago destroyed, along with viewers' brain cells.
Via.Space entrepreneur Richard Garriott When the space shuttle Endeavour touches down in a little more than a week, NASA's shuttle program will come down to just one more mission: Atlantis's launch set for July. It's the moment private space industry's been gearing up for, when America's space prog ... More >>
Jason JanikThese guys are naked for a reason: They have a new record coming soon. Some quick hits on the album release front to pass along this afternoon...
Mark GrahamLocal private spaceflight player Armadillo Aerospace has always had a complex relationship with NASA. Like other NewSpace teams, they pretty much define themselves against the glacial pace and dense bureaucracy of government spaceflight -- but at least until there's a real market for s ... More >>
First of all, TV fans, let me just throw you a cyber fist bump and wish you all a happy 9.02.10. Donna Martin graduates!But seriously, last night was the last set of "normal" challenges before the Final Four set off to cook their way through the finale. It was tense and yet surprisingly lackluste ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsYears from now, they'll all be talking about that epic QuakeCon back when hookahs were still legal in Dallas.As Master o' Doom John Carmack wrapped his keynote sermon yesterday evening, the old familiar QuakeCon rhythm began drumming back to life, tap-tap-slurp, in the dim a ... More >>
This week's paper version of Unfair Park includes the story of Armadillo Aerospace, the eight-man team of rocket builders that's grown into one of the country's leading NewSpace start-ups. From their first days tinkering in a North Dallas loading dock a decade ago to their new home in a Caddo Mills ... More >>
There was a 15 or so year blip in history when space--and massive government programs to explore space--was very cool. All a food company had to do was take, say, a powdered orange drink, slap a phrase such as "like the astronauts drink" on the label, and wait for the riches to roll in.Think abou ... More >>
Local combo Fate Lions has been around since 2007 in various incarnations, evolving from a rather pedestrian alt-country outfit to far more pleasing new wave/pop unit. Led by songwriter and front man Jason Manriquez, the band has solidified enough to record a full-length debut, Good Enough For You, ... More >>
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Deep Impact is a feel-good disaster movie
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