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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 ...


Stellar Space Thriller

Sandra Bullock out acts George Clooney in the stunning Gravity, the rare movie with real magic

By Alex Bentley

As a film critic, I’m seldom surprised by what any particular movie throws my way. Having seen thousands of movies, it’s rare that a film truly offers something new. When one does, I ...


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- ...


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 ...


Pix of the day

The most stunning Supermoon pictures: It's just bigger in Texas

By Barbara Kuntz, Tyler Rudick

Sky-gazers across Texas snapped shots of the supermoon this weekend, when our lunar neighbor appeared roughly 13.5 percent larger that usual. And how does this all happen, you may ask ...


Historic Space Auction

Crazy astronaut swag hits the auction block, prompts moon questions and sunglass fever

By Whitney Radley

Bits of history are going, going, gone in an online auction held by Bonhams' New York auction house. The company calls the Space History Sale "some of the very best space history mate ...


It's the future

Houston looks to convert airport into a spaceport — no, really: Super space flights anticipated

By Whitney Radley

If NASA's space shuttle program is essentially dead, does Houston's Space City moniker still apply? Perhaps if we have a spaceport it will, and Mario Diaz, director of aviation for the ...


SpaceUp Houston Unconference & Commercial Spaceflight Panel

On Friday, SpaceUp Houston hosts the fourth annual Commercial Spaceflight Panel during which guests can hear directly from aerospace industry representatives on commercial 


History in orbit

NASA holds a crazy, going-out-of-business sale: Need a launch pad? Bid now!

By Whitney Radley

Now that the space shuttle program has been relegated to history, NASA is holding something of a going-out-of-business sale to distribute its Kennedy Space Center effects — although even the ...


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