International Space Station

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    August 25, 2014

    SpaceX Rocket Explosion Keeps Space Community on Edge

    A SpaceX rocket exploded in the skies above McGregor, Texas, during a test flight on Saturday. Though a nonchalant Elon Musk waved the mishap with a short tweet acknowledging that "Rockets are tricky," the fact remains that explosions are scary and tend not to reflect well on companies. SpaceX is a ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Apollo Astronaut Space Suits For Sale

    There was a point in time - Hair Balls is reasonably sure -- when every kid wanted to be an astronaut when he or she grew up. And why not? They were watching on TV as astronauts were launched into space and walked on the moon. It was the age of the space race and the men (because of course it was al ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Cover Story: When the NASA Love Is Lost

    SpaceX completed another successful mission toting cargo to the International Space Station on Sunday. The launch was livestreamed from Cape Canaveral, but it was all focused in Florida and Johnson Space Center was never mentioned. There was a time this would have been unthinkable. Check out our co ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    Mars Missions And Twin Testing: Just Regular Old NASA Stuff

    Seeing astronauts on Mars in the near future still seems as unlikely as the moon landing must have seemed when President John F. Kennedy first got the program going in the early 1960s. But the folks over at NASA are still dreaming Martian dreams, and conducting weird experiments on twins (Not becaus ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Astronaut Chris Hadfield Makes Video for David Bowie's "Space Oddity" Video in Space

    That shockwave you felt across social media this morning was due to the collective nerdgasm over a video produced by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. Before leaving the International Space Station, Hadfield, who is an avid user of social media and clearly gets how to use it, put together a video o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    A Ransom Note To All Major Fast Food Chains

    Scene: KFC International Food Testing HQ "So what you're telling me, Colonel, is that I can only get these creamy, delicious, bacon and herb stuffed taters...when I go to Japan? Japan!! Is that what you're telling me!??! Cue sound effects: multiple explosions followed by a quick sword fight and t ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Kanye West: 10 Gift Ideas for the Mighty Yeez

    Today is Kanye Omari West's 35th birthday, and that's a bit of a problem. We're happy to celebrate, of course, but Rocks Off is big on giving gifts, and Yeezy's already got it all: Hit records, a world tour, a celebrity paramour and sunglasses with no glass in them. What do you get the man who has e ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    Saturday Night: Styx & REO Speedwagon At The Woodlands

    Styx, REO Speedwagon Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 12, 2012 When dinosaurs roamed the earth, Saturday night in America was a pretty awesome place to party. Considering how many times both Styx and REO Speedwagon must have been through Houston, this weekend's stop on their tandem "Midwest Roc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Jose Hernandez: Shuttle Vet Allowed To Call Himself "Astronaut"

    Jose Hernandez flew on the space shuttle in 2009 and worked on the International Space Station, but he's been having a court battle over whether he can refer to himself as an "astronaut." Hernandez, who stirred up some controversy with his immigration stances as an astronaut, retired in 2011 and i ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011
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    April 28, 2011
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    March 11, 2011

    The Ultimate Musical Space Shuttle Crew

    ​The first man to ever leave the Earth and venture into space was a Russian cosmonaut named Yuri Gagarin, who, if he hadn't died at the young age of 34 in a plane crash he would be 77 years old today. Garagrin was launched into space on April 12, 1961, and orbited once around the planet in 108 ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2010

    2000 - 2010: A DECADE TO FORGET

    How Things Went Downhill

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    November 17, 2010

    Eva Longoria's First Warning Sign: Tony Parker PLAYS IN THE NBA, For Crying Out Loud

    Photo courtesy wikipediaEva Longoria and Tony Parker: Irreconcilable differences​The entertainment and sports worlds entire planet, and the International Space Station, has been rocked to its core by word that Eva Longoria and San Antonio Spur Tony Parker are divorcing. So unthinkable was thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    April Evans Wanted To Talk Primate Testing Alternatives; She Had To Leave NASA To Do So

    NASA and monkeys: Not a love story​Upon seeing this week's cover of the Houston Press, there aren't too many people who would take up the "fry 'em with radiation, stick 'em in a cage and study 'em" mantle. Squirrel monkeys are cute and mostly defenseless. April Evans thinks they're cute, but that ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Space Shuttle Discovery: Five Notable Missions, For Better Or Worse

    Godspeed, Discovery​The space shuttle Discovery headed to the pad yesterday for its last trip into space.The 26-year-old craft has seen a lot in its career, some good, some bad, some odd. Here are five highlights:5. Being used as an old-folks' tour busIn 1998 Discovery took John Glenn up to space ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Expert Advice

    Accused child-porn fan advises on outing sex offenders.

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    May 21, 2010

    Jimmy Buffett Kicks Off His Flip-Flops At The Woodlands

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​ In 2008, Aftermath was on vacation in France. We decided to catch a show of the Spaghetti Western Orchestra, who had a month-long performance residency at a tiny theater in the Bastille neighborhood of Paris. The band is an Australian quintet that performs the music of En ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Aftermath: U2 at Reliant Stadium - One Love, We Get to Share It

    Photos by Groovehouse/ Click here for a slideshow​A day or two before U2 (and love) came to town, a friend emailed us a joke. At least we think it's a joke. It really doesn't have anything to do with U2, except that it has everything to do with U2. "I was so depressed last night thinking about the ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Slainte -- Let The Pee-Drinking Begin!

    Photo by bobbymondToday NASA made history again, breaking down barriers: For the first time (that we know of), astronauts drank their own urine in space.The piss was said to be "purified" and "recycled" and all that, but the bottom line is the bottom line: They might as well sign up for this website ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    NASA Has To Deal With Crummy Contractors, Just Like The Rest Of Us

    Don't you just hate it when some contractor tries to pass off some shitty work on you? When he covers it up and crosses his fingers that you'll never discover it? NASA does. And so does the Department of Justice. They announced this morning the indictment of Richard Harmon of Alvin, accused of sel ... More >>

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    October 1, 2008

    NASA At 50 -- Five Of Their Weirdest Astronauts

    Today is NASA’s 50th anniversary. It is also almost 40 years since the organization’s signature acheivement, but hey, Kurt Cobain peaked early too. Almost 500 people have been trained as astronauts in NASA’s lifetime. And they haven’t all been the clean-cut, strong-jawed John Glenn types. ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007
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    February 24, 2005
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    August 21, 2003

    Serious Cinema

    Set in 1948, Kedma explores a present-day problem

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Lance in Space

    Coming soon to a TV near you: hardbodies in zero-G

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Space Odyssey

    Tom Moser wants to put Texas on the map as a commercial launch pad for cargo-carrying rockets

  • News

    April 9, 1998

    Rocket Men

    Two starry-eyed entrepreneurs shoot for the moon -- or at least for suborbital space

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    March 20, 1997