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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.

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