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Spaced Out

Houston from outer space: Astronaut in orbit shoots a stunning video of stormy Bayou City

By Ellen Goodacre

Houstonians on the ground may have been a bit perturbed by all of the rain and scattered thunderstorms last week. But maybe all they needed was a little perspective. Maryland astronaut Reid Wis ...


Red Planet Drama

Mysterious Mars lights cover up? UFO enthusiasts not buying NASA's sudden rush to explain phenomenon

By Tyler Rudick

NASA hasn't had a week like this since Viking 1 photographed the so-called "Face on Mars" . . . A mysterious beam of light spotted by the Mars Curiosity rover has UFO enthusiasts ...


Bugged Out

Creepy crazy ants swarm into Houston: Billions of them are invading — with the warm weather

By Barbara Kuntz

An upsurge in computer glitches and even sudden power outages are very possible in the next few weeks as a familiar but very unwanted "bug" returns to Houston. Make that "bugs,&q ...


Houston's own Statue of Liberty

Houston's own Statue of Liberty? Giant Astronaut to tower taller than Sam Houston — and include an elevator

By Tyler Rudick

Never one to pass up a chance to build a towering statue along the highway, legendary Houston artist David Adickes has signed on to design the largest project of his career — an 80-foot concr ...


Super Bowl & Rodeo Partner

Houston's Super Bowl to saddle up with the rodeo: Big game's going to kickoff with cowboy extravaganza

By Shelby Hodge

Only days before he was to join Houston Super Bowl Host Committee reps in New York for Super Bowl XLVIII, host committee chairman Ric Campo discussed plans for H-Town's latest round of Sup ...


Symphony Innovation

New technology allows Houston Symphony's The Planets to align

By Joel Luks

Think of the ending of Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. From the bike chase to flying across a full moon to the tearful alien's departure, the pacing is masterful. Is there an ...


Above The Earth

Lost in space: Government shutdown hits NASA hard, puts $650 million robot in jeopardy

By Elizabeth Rhodes

While the United States government is shut down, 97 percent of the 18,134 NASA employees are furloughed, making it the United States agency with the highest percentage of employees currently left w ...


Space Doll

Mars Barbie puts NASA in the toy business: Pink in space?

By Marika Rafte

An unlikely duo has come together to make a toy that’s out of this world. Mattel and NASA have launched a Mars Explorer Barbie. The doll's been released to coincide with the one- ...


Weird Weather

Sahara Desert sandstorm reaches Houston — seriously: And it should mean fewer hurricanes

By Tyler Rudick

Houstonians may notice a faint yellow haze across the sky thanks to sand storms in the Sahara Desert roughly 5,000 miles to the east. With particles drifting thousands of feet in ...


Space City Snubbed

Name Houston's fake space shuttle!? Consolation prize now touted by a snubbed Space City

By Whitney Radley

Undeterred by getting snubbed in the space shuttle shuffle, Space Center Houston — the official visitor center of Johnson Space Center — received a high-fidelity shuttle ...


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