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Friday’s Show: Preventing College Dropouts, And Digging Up A New Dinosaur (Sept. 27, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Ensuring students don’t drop out of college because they lack money for food or housing, unearthing a new species of dinosaur, exploring the concepts of space travel in the movie Ad Astra, and hashing out The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news.

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New Planet Discovery Prompts Questions About Life on Other Planets

Posted on · (Above: This artist’s rendering depicts the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, based on available data about their diameters, masses and distances from the host star. The cool, reddish star is about 40 light-years away from Earth. Image Courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Here in Space City, we talk a lot about what’s next in space travel and the role we […]

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Event Focuses on Diversifying Houston’s Space Industry

Posted on · We talk with “Sci Guy” Eric Berger, Ars Technica’s Senior Space Editor, about the first annual Space Commerce Conference and Exposition, or SpaceCom, which takes place at the George. R. Brown Convention Center tomorrow through Thursday (Nov. 17-19, 2015). The conference and expo will explore how space technology is applied to other industries, including health care, […]

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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 […]