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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Spending ‘Beyond A Year In Space’ (Nov. 15, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the investigation into the Arkema chemical plant, and we recap the latest political news. Then, we meet two astronauts training for deep-space missions, and we learn about the latest ideas on handling bullying -- both in school and in the workplace.

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Our Favorite Conversations About Space: Tuesday’s Show (December 27, 2016)

Posted on · Houston is Space City, and Houston Matters has had many interesting conversations about space. On this special edition of the program, we bring you a few of our favorites, including: The 100 Year Starship, a project that making sure progress continues toward human interstellar space travel. Former astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison tells us about the initiative. […]

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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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Our Favorite Conversations About Space: Tuesday’s Show (December 29, 2015)

Posted on · Houston is Space City, and throughout 2015 Houston Matters had many interesting conversations about space. On this special edition of the program, we bring you a few of our favorites, including: The 100 Year Starship, a project that making sure progress continues toward human interstellar space travel. Former astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison tells us about […]

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With Orion Launch Scrubbed, A Closer Look at Its Mission

Posted on · Space City watched closely this morning as, following several delays due in part to high winds and a sticky rocket valve, NASA scrubbed today’s launch of the Orion capsule aboard an unmanned Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA hopes to launch Orion tomorrow. Once launched, Orion will orbit the Earth from a height of 3,600 miles, then drop back into the atmosphere […]

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Orion Launch Scrubbed, Plagiarism, and Repticon: Houston Matters for Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Posted on · Space City watched closely this morning as, following several delays due in part to high winds and a sticky rocket valve, NASA scrubbed today’s launch of the Orion capsule aboard an unmanned Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA hopes to launch Orion tomorrow. Once launched, Orion will orbit the Earth from a height of 3,600 miles, then drop back into the atmosphere […]

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Mae Jemison and the 100 Year Starship, Germophobes, and Wings of the City: Houston Matters for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Posted on · The 100 Year Starship is an initiative to make sure progress continues toward human interstellar space travel. Its annual public symposium begins Thursday, and continues through the weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center. One of the key figures behind the initiative is Dr. Mae Jemison. She’s a former astronaut — the first African-American woman […]