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Saturday, August 30th, 2014

SpaceX, Blue Origin compete for NASA contract

Four private space travel companies, including two with ties to Texas, are competing for a NASA contract that will have them ferrying astronauts to space “like a taxi.” NASA will announce the winner of the contract in the coming weeks.

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Jackie L. Fisher, 1939 to 2014

Services for Jackie Lynn Fisher, 75, will be held Tuesday, June 3 in Wimberley followed by graveside services on Wednesday, June 4 near Mexia.

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Phi Kappa Phi adds Texas State

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has announced last week that it has approved a new chapter at Texas State.

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Total lunar eclipse to take place in the wee hours of Tuesday

In conjunction with the total lunar eclipse, the Know Thyself Center is sponsoring an event at the Aquarena Center on Tuesday. The next total eclipse of the moon on the solstice will take place in 2485.

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Texas State student thrives with NASA internship

Texas State student Rachel Whitton is one step closer to making contributions in science and techonology as she undertakes an internship at NASA's Langley Research Center.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Adventurer Garriott to speak at business week

Richard Garriott, creator of the Ultima computer game series who later paid $30 million as a space tourist to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz TMA-12, will give the keynote address for the 2010 Business Leadership...

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

SMHS student bound for NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA) recently selected San Marcos High School junior Ty Stonecipher to participate in its High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) program. Stonecipher was nominated for the program by Texas State...

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Texas State KDP 'aces' award

The Texas State chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) will receive its second consecutive Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) award in October at the KDP National Convocation in Orlando Florida.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Texas State students experiment in zero gravity

Students from Texas State's Chemistry Club recently had the chance to experiment in microgravity as part of NASA's Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Apollo moonwalker comes to Texas State

Charles Duke, Lunar Module Pilot of the Apollo 16 lunar mission, spoke at Texas State about his personal voyage to the moon and back.

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