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Discussing the Latest Developments at NASA with JSC Dir. Ellen Ochoa

Posted on · (Above: NASA astronaut Jack Fischer worked to install wireless antennas outside the Destiny lab of the International Space Station. Photo Courtesy: NASA)Just a few weeks ago, astronauts aboard the International Space Station made an emergency spacewalk tomake urgent repairs to a critical component that failed. NASA said the crew was never in any danger. Dr. Ellen […]

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Latest NASA Developments, and Journalism Under Attack: Friday’s Show (June 23, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: NASA astronaut Jack Fischer worked to install wireless antennas outside the Destiny lab of the International Space Station. Photo Courtesy: NASA) Just a few weeks ago, astronauts aboard the International Space Station made an emergency spacewalk to make urgent repairs to a critical component that failed. NASA said the crew was never in any danger. […]

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Documentary Spotlights Apollo-Era NASA Flight Controllers

Posted on · Flight controllers at NASA during America’s race to the moon were able to solve problems as they appeared during each mission. Many of them say we need a new commitment from Washington to give direction to America’s space program. A new documentary profiles the team that worked in NASA’s Mission Control to put humans on the moon.

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Houston Matters Weekend for October 1, 2016

Posted on · NASA has quietly been taking crews of four on 713-day missions to explore an asteroid. Ok…well, not exactly. Actually, the asteroid is more like a simulated one located firmly on the ground inside a hangar at Johnson Space Center. Instead of real astronauts, the crews are made up of volunteers. And, instead of 700-day missions, they’re […]

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It’s An Amazing World Of Discovery Up Here: NASA Kate Rubins To MD Anderson Children

Posted on ·   NASA Flight Engineer Kate Rubins talked to cancer kid patients at the MD Anderson Cancer Center today about space, what does it take to become an astronaut and working hard to pursue one’s dreams. Rubins, who is based at the International Space Station, was wearing the astronaut suit that several children patients co-designed and painted with […]

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50 Years Later: How Star Trek Influenced Space City

Posted on · Fifty years ago today, on Sept. 8, 1966, Star Trek debuted on American television. The original television series lasted just three seasons, but a legion of fans kept Trek culture alive for a decade, leading to a series of films, which spawned a new TV series, which led to three additional series, and more movies, […]

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Star Trek’s Impact on Space City: Thursday’s Show (September 8, 2016)

Posted on · Fifty years ago today, on Sept. 8, 1966, Star Trek debuted on American television. The original television series lasted just three seasons, but a legion of fans kept Trek culture alive for a decade, leading to a series of films, which spawned a new TV series, which led to three additional series, and more movies, […]

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Simulated Space Missions Designed to Push Pseudo-Astronauts to Their Limits

Posted on · NASA has quietly been taking crews of four on 713-day missions to explore an asteroid. Ok…well, not exactly. Actually, the asteroid is more like a simulated one located firmly on the ground inside a hangar at Johnson Space Center. Instead of real astronauts, the crews are made up of volunteers. And, instead of 700-day missions, […]

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The Future of the Astrodome and Revitalizing the Fifth Ward: Wednesday’s Show (June 29, 2016)

Posted on · Yesterday (June 28, 2016), the Harris County Commissioners Court unveiled updated plans and cost estimates for preserving the Astrodome. The plan involves raising the dome’s floor to ground level to create a 9-acre open space with air conditioning and building an underground parking garage with room for 1,400 vehicles. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says this plan […]