Gus Grissom

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Listen to NASA: 4 Best Houston-centric NASA Audio Moments

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    NASA's New Astronauts: Half Women, None Alive for the Moon Landing

    There was a generation of kids who grew up idolizing the astronauts. The men of the Mercury missions, the Apollo crews -- the guys who risked everything, put it all on the line to beat the Russians and launch into outer space. John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong -- these guys were national he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Grace Kelly, Super Guppies & Men Who Shouldn't Wear Cowboy Hats: Great Old Photos Of NASA's 50 Years In Houston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    The 10 Best Warplane Films, According to Real Aviation Buffs (No Top Gun, Thank You)

    Featuring a proto-beatnik jet pilot​With the possible exceptions of horses and ships, no other non-speaking entity has starred in so many motion pictures as the airplane. And we love airplanes. We love them so much we've probably seen every last airplane movie worth watching, and even more tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    SpaceCenter Houston's Rocket Park Fills In A Missing Piece

    Photo via CollectSpaceThe Gemini-Titan, ready for refurbishing​Last week, with little fanfare, a truck rolled up to the Johnson Space Center with a unique cargo.It was a replica of a Gemini-Titan rocket with capsule, and it means SpaceCenter's Rocket Park will fill in a missing piece of JSC histor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Houston 101: Neighborhood Of Astronauts

    ​Nowadays, being an astronaut just doesn't have the cachet it once did. But back in the 1960s, astronauts were celebrities, and an obscure neighborhood near Clear Lake was their Beverly Hills.Timber Cove was a development of what today would be considered smallish homes -- no McMansions here -- on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Tonight: Will NASA Discover A Sense Of Humor?

    Photo courtesy The Colbert ReportTonight's the night!On tonight's Colbert Report, the nation will learn whether NASA has a sense of humor or not.They famously had a contest to name the new node on the space station; they didn't take any of our suggestions. But Colbert's fans put him over the top thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Texas Music Will Solve Everything! Thanks, Ed!

    Photo by aznviolaguyOkay, Ed, if you insist. We've been lax in our examinations of Ed Shane's monthly Flack Fest, Best in Texas, lately. Let's rectify that. In the January issue, publisher Shane led off with this sterling bit of advice as the national and world economies fell apart. "Be careful. ... More >>

  • Film

    September 20, 2007

    In the Shadow of the Moon

    Reliving the glory of America's giant leap for mankind