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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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Houston Researchers Explore Effect of Space Travel on Vision

Posted on · Research has been conducted in recent years into how space flight can impact astronauts’ eyesight. It’s the focus of a new initiative launched by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute and the Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. The “Vision for Mars Challenge” is meant to help identify and advance medical technologies […]

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100 Year Starship: Making Sure Human Space Travel Becomes a Reality

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 in space — as well as […]