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Not a Fan of Job Interviews? Try Applying to Be an Astronaut

Posted on · (Above: Bob Hines is one of 12 members of NASA’s 2017 class of astronaut candidates. Photo: Robert Markowitz/NASA) Houston resident Bob Hines is one of just 12 people NASA selected to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. That’s pretty impressive considering there were over 18,000 applicants. Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin talked with Hines on […]

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Inadequate Fire Safety Inspections, and Astronaut Candidates: Tuesday’s Show (June 20, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Houston’s Fire Station No. 7. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)Houston buildings aren’t being inspected for fire safety regularly, and the agency within the Houston Fire Department that’s tasked with the job has inflated its inspection numbers and keeps inadequate records. That’s according to an audit of the Houston Fire Department Life Safety Bureau […]