If you're looking for a quick audio overview of NASA's history, the space agency just released about 60 short clips that give us enough historic soundbites and out-of-this-world sounds -- "Earth's Song" is particularly beautiful -- to cover more than 50 years of history on Souncloud. However, whil ... More >>
All cities are saddled with misconceptions fostered by ignorance and popular culture, but we wonder if any city is more misunderstood than Houston. Even with all the positive publicity we've gotten over the last few years, it seems like dispelling myths about our city is an uphill battle that even a ... More >>
I have Comcast at my house. I know, I know. It wasn't my first choice, but it was all I could have at my previous abode and I like CSN Houston. Plus, I'm a masochist. For the most part, my Comcast service has been solid since I bought a new house and moved last summer. I don't complain too much, so ... More >>
This fuel-injected valentine is best seen on the big screen.
One thing that happens to fans quite often right at the end of a big trade or signing is they begin to worry. This is particularly true in Houston where trades getting rescinded by the NBA is an actual possibility. In this case, it is the massive free agent signing of center Dwight Howard. The leag ... More >>
And then there were four! (I know, on the list of lame, cliched, bloggy catchphrases "And then there was (however many are left)" is right behind "Houston, we have a problem." but I'm still a little rattled from falling for the Dream Shake's April Fool's Day prank. I'm running simple plays here, n ... More >>
Arcadia Publishing is a company specializing in affordable picture-filled books on local history across the country. They've done books on such Houston institutions as the downtown Foley's, and now they've tackled the institution-alist Houston institution of all, NASA. See Also: - "Tatooine" Disco ... More >>
Not only is failure not an option, it's not an accurate quoteForty-one years ago Apollo 13 blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center, and things went swimmingly for a while. Last year we listed our favorite dweebiest nit-picks about the movie; this year let's look at some favorite pieces of ... More >>
Inception is getting good reviews as a dream-based thriller, but there are plenty of examples of perfectly good movies or shows being ruined, or at least temporarily harmed, by dream sequences.Among them:1. The Sopranos with that damn Kevin Finnerty Tony gets shot and then the wheels come off. We g ... More >>
HBO drama didn't celebrate Houston as best-est place.
Forty years ago today, the second-most famous space words ever were uttered: "Houston, we have a problem."THAT'S NOT WHAT HE ACTUALLY SAID, some people are likely screaming at this point. Yes, it was actually "Houston, we've had a problem." Deal with it.When it comes to Apollo 13, though, many ca ... More >>
Houston, ah, we have a big ass problem
Houston, we have a celebration
Shana Dale, the highest-ranking woman in NASA history, is leaving the agency after three years as second-in-command.NASA's press release on the subject said she announced the decision today, but readers of her blog were tipped off about it last week. (Clearly, we were not readers of her blog.)Dale s ... More >>