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Staying Grounded: Astronaut Adjusts to Life Post-NASA

Posted on · Nearly 50 women have flown with NASA since Sally Ride's first mission in space in 1983. Astronaut Nicole Stott is one of them. A few weeks ago, after almost 30 years with the space agency, Stott retired to become a full-time artist and advocate for STEAM education. Stott began her career at Kennedy Space Center […]

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Space City Experts Discuss the Latest in Celestial Exploration

Posted on · Seeing as how Houston is Space City, we thought it might be appropriate, from time to time, to catch up on developments in outer space exploration. Today, we discuss a number of space-related topics with Dr. Carolyn Sumners, the VP of Astronomy at the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s George Observatory, and Douglas Terrier, Chief […]

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Space City or the Silicon Bayou: Tuesday’s Show (May 5, 2015)

Posted on · Seeing as how Houston is Space City, we thought it might be appropriate, from time to time, to catch up on developments in outer space exploration. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss a number of space-related topics with Dr. Carolyn Sumners, the VP of Astronomy at the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s George […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Former Astronaut Discusses the Legacy of Women in Space

Posted on · The documentary Makers: Women in Space premieres on Houston Public Media TV 8 tonight at 8. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty talks with former astronaut Bonnie Dunbar about the history of women in space, the significance of Sally Ride breaking through and the need to encourage more girls and women to pursue careers in engineering. He […]

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NASA Adrift: What’s Next for the Space Program in Houston?

Posted on · 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 […]

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Plans in the Works to Expand Space Center Houston

Posted on · Since 1992, Space Center Houston has served as the official Visitor Center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Space Center Houston features a number of exhibits and attractions, including the world’s largest collection of lunar samples. Last year, 800,000 people visited Space Center Houston, making it one of the major tourist attractions for the Greater Houston […]

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Space Center Houston and I-45 Update: Houston Matters for Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Posted on · Since 1992, Space Center Houston has served as the official Visitor Center for NASA's Johnson Space Center. Space Center Houston features a number of exhibits and attractions, including the world's largest collection of lunar samples. Last year, 800,000 people visited Space Center Houston, making it one of the major tourist attractions for the Greater Houston […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, Sept. 6th, 2013

Posted on · Last week, a new class of eight astronauts-in-training reported to Johnson Space Center to begin two years of training. But training for what, exactly? The shuttle program’s retired – in fact, while the astronauts train, a space shuttle replica currently on display at Space Center Houston will be joined by the shuttle carrier aircraft to […]