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NASA

8:34am

Tue November 5, 2013
Science

UL-Lafayette students anticipate the launch of their satellite

Students at University of Louisiana at Lafayette prepare their cube satellite for orbit.
Credit Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment

It’s been six years in the making and now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's cube satellite is hitching a ride into space this month on a NASA rocket. Dozens of undergraduate students have had a hand in CAPE-2. It stands for Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment. Assistant project manager Rizwan Merchant is a senior computer science major from Lafayette. He says his work on CAPE-2 will be his calling card for prospective employers.

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8:39am

Fri February 15, 2013
Local

Ex-astronaut coming to Longview says NASA lacks vision today

Former astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave plans to tell his Longview audience to follow all the forks in the road in their life journeys.
Credit Chris Halford

He’s known as one of the most versatile astronauts and he’s coming to Longview to give a talk. Dr. Story Musgrave has pursued many different career paths. He’s a physician and landscape architect. A biophysicist and business consultant. He participated in six Space Shuttle missions, and left NASA in 1997. Today, he yearns for the passion of the space-race heyday of the 1960s, when he was tapped to be an astronaut.

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7:35am

Fri February 1, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: On covering the Columbia disaster, the local angle

Two National Guardsmen stand over a piece of the Columbia Shuttle that landed in downtown Nacogdoches on Feb. 1, 2003.
Credit Andrew Brosig

Commentator Gary Borders recalls the fateful day when the Space Shuttle Columbia rained down over East Texas.

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7:35am

Tue September 4, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: Remembering the commander of Apollo 11

Commentator Gary Joiner reflects on the life and legacy of the late astronaut Neil Armstrong.

8:00pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Archie McDonald Speaker Series: Alan Bean

SFA

Repeat Broadcast on Monday, April 2, at 8 p.m.
Original broadcast on Thursday, May 26, at 8 p.m. Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon and an award-winning artist, was the featured guest at the 2011 Archie McDonald Speaker Series at Stephen F. Austin State University. "Alan Bean is a member of a most exclusive group – one of 12 people who have walked on the moon and captured the focus and imagination of the nation and the world during the apex of manned space exploration,” Dr. Archie McDonald said. “Our speaker series is delighted to feature a fellow Texan who has viewed our world from a perspective few others have experienced.”

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