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NASA Adrift: What’s Next for the Space Program in Houston?

Houston was once Space City – but it simply may not be anymore. As government priorities change, privatization nudges out NASA, and we hitch Russian rides to the space station, what’s Houston’s role in space? On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with the Houston Chronicle “Sci Guy” Eric Berger about the future of […]

Inside NASA’s Mission Control Center at the Johnson Space Center. (Image: Smiley N. Pool, Houston Chronicle)

Houston was once Space City – but it simply may not be anymore. As government priorities change, privatization nudges out NASA, and we hitch Russian rides to the space station, what’s Houston’s role in space?

On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with the Houston Chronicle “Sci Guy” Eric Berger about the future of the space program. He’s written an extensive (and ongoing) series of reports examining what’s next for NASA, the space program, and Houston’s role in space exploration.

More: Eric’s Berger’s series Adrift Parts 1, 2 and 3

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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