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Full Show: Remembering NASA Pioneer Chris Kraft, And Moving The Battleship Texas (July 23, 2019)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Reflecting on the career of NASA’s Chris Kraft, the future of the Battleship Texas, a NASA engineer writes science fiction, and we preview the Houston Shakespeare Festival.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: NASA pioneer, architect of mission control, and longtime Johnson Space Center Director Chris Kraft died Monday in Houston, just two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We remember Craft’s career and legacy in NASA.

Also this hour: The Battleship Texas is being moved. The historic ship and museum needs to be repaired and then will head to its new home somewhere along the upper Texas coast. But where, exactly, is a point of contention. We learn more about the situation from Bruce Bramlett of the Battleship Texas Foundation.

Then, NASA software engineer Darrell Lee draws on his scientific background to write thrillers about science and technology. We learn about his latest work, The Apotheosis, which portrays an all-too-plausible bio-engineering disaster.

And we preview this year’s Houston Shakespeare Festival.

 

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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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