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Johnson Space Center

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Space Center Is Streaming the Shuttle Craft Carrier Assembly, for Those Who Like to Watch

    The space shuttle carrier arrived at Johnson Space Center a few weeks back and now, for some strange reason, you can go watch live-streaming video of the craft being re-assembled. Yes, NASA has gone and created nonstop video of this exciting process. As y'all must be able to imagine, this exhilarati ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2014

    Houston's Space Problem: Johnson Space Center Has Lost Its Identity and Purpose

    With a rudderless NASA in charge, JSC has been lost in the shuffle.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    How Will NASA Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before With Slashed Funding?

    Once traveling at light speed was the kind of thing you'd only hear about right before or after William Shatner said, "Beam me up, Scotty," but physicist Harold White and a NASA team at the Johnson Space Center are working on making the warp drive a thing that will actually exist. In a similar kind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Johnson Space Center STILL Won't Get A Shuttle But We Get A Consolation Prize

    If you've been around Houston for a while, you may have noticed that NASA is kind of our thing. We love being "Space City" almost as much as we hate Dallas. So when we didn't get a space shuttle -- even though Florida, New York, California and Washington D.C. did -- we were kind of miffed. Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    We Don't Get an Actual Shuttle, but We Get a Chance to Name a Fake One!

    Houston has long maintained a kind of inferiority complex. Even now after publications from coast to coast have proclaimed our surprising hipness, we still get things stuck in our craw. Case in point, not getting a space shuttle for Space Center Houston. Plagued by the insipid overuse of "Houston, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Star Trek Shuttle Scheduled for Display at Space Center Houston

    The Star Trek shuttlecraft Galileo is making a landing in Houston, coming to rest at Space Center Houston as a permanent exhibit. Star Trek fans may remember the ill-fated voyage of Galileo, sent out from the Enterprise to explore a star system with a small crew led by First Officer Spock. In the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    NASA Budget Cuts Could Hit Johnson Space Center (First No Shuttle, Now This?)

    In recent years, NASA has been hit pretty hard, and another hit may be coming. We're a long ways off from the days when JFK told the nation that the United States would put a man on the moon, and in recent years, what with the Great Recession, space exploration seems to have taken a backseat. Hell, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Nerd Humor: NASA Gets Clever With "Why the World Didn't End" and Gangnam Style Parody Videos

    Nerds have a sense of humor and when those nerds also have cool toys and a desire to get people more interested in their world, they can come up with some pretty damn clever concoctions. In this case, the nerds in question are at our own Johnson Space Center where they have created a couple of video ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Top 7 Promotional Music Gimmicks -- Both Used & Unused

    One of the most interesting things in the music business is how managers and record companies promote and market their artists. Sometimes they do a great job, and other times they fail. When they do fail, their like that hickey you got three weeks ago -- still there. But, like a hickey, people even ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Retired Space Shuttles: Will Houston Get Shut Out?

    A space shuttle on display​Discovery has landed safely, ending its last mission of a long and fruitful career. It's expected to spend its retirement at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum branch in Virginia. Two other space shuttles are retiring this year -- the Endeavour and Atlantis -- and 2 ... 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

    June 28, 2010

    Unidentified Male, 22, Bayou Body Count No. 160

    No charges filed in deadly shooting​An argument turned fatal in a neighborhood near the Johnson Space Center Sunday morning.An unidentified male went to a home in the 1900 block of Richvale about 9:40 a.m. to "confront" several people "about an earlier disturbance," police say.The man, whose ident ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Health Dept. Roundup: 77056-77063

    ​We're forging ahead here on Health Department Roundup, trekking through the city's zip codes one by one. If you live, work or, more importantly, eat in 77056-77063 (mainly an area just west of the Loop and a few pockets near Aldine, the Johnson Space Center and Hobby Airport), this is your he ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    George Lucas Comes To Space Center Houston, Sorta

    Photo courtesy Space Center HoustonScience fact and science fiction come face-to-face at the "Cinema of George Lucas" and "Live the Adventure" exhibits currently at Space Center Houston. Comprised of  the personal memorabilia of filmmaker George Lucas (much of it never seen before in public), a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Ike's Effects Reach Into Space

    You think you have it tough going without your Whole Foods? Imagine going without Tang. Hurricane Ike has forced the cancellation of the planned docking of a Russian cargo ship with the International Space Station. When the Johnson Space Center closed, there was no one to guide it to the ISS, so e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Rockets, Westheimer Block Party, Licorice, Bikers and Drinking

    Oh, man, what a weekend. Big ups to the good folks at Free Press Houston, who put on one helluva party on Saturday. We haven't had so much fun since, well, since they used to close off the street for WestFest. Anyone else remember how you could blow down right in front of the cops? Yeah, us neither. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2006

    What, No South Fondren?

    You know, on second glance, it does kind of look like he's giving someone the boot Looks like Johnson Space Center got the Houston slot on the new Monopoly board. We're a little miffed the folks at Hasbro didn't go for any of our suggestions. — Keith Plocek

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    We Know What You Should Do This Summer

    Your guide to beaches, water parks, day trips, festivals and more

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Not Rocket Science

    NASA can get political -- for Tom DeLay

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Coming Down

    A "routine" shuttle descent winds up stunning Space City

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Coming Down

    A "routine" shuttle descent winds up stunning Space City

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    A-cute Sexism

    Plus: Firefighters to the Rescue, Shut Her Up, Hair-ied Reporters

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    RV Xmas

    In which our intrepid reporter goes searching for the heart of America on a trailer pad. And finds disappointment, isolation, kindness and a great way to cook himself a turkey.

  • Calendar

    March 9, 2000
  • Calendar

    June 24, 1999

    Night & Day

    June 24 - 30, 1999

  • Calendar

    August 27, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 27 - September 2, 1998

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Space Odyssey

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

  • Calendar

    July 2, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 2 - 8, 1998

  • Calendar

    June 18, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 18 - 24, 1998

  • News

    April 9, 1998

    Rocket Men

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

  • News

    April 17, 1997

    The X(erox) Files

    Erin O'Shey and her friends thought the truth needed to be out there

  • Calendar

    March 20, 1997
  • Calendar

    July 11, 1996
  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • News

    February 15, 1996

    Reverse Sting

    A Lightning Strike target turns the tape on the FBI

  • News

    December 7, 1995
  • Calendar

    August 24, 1995
  • News

    April 6, 1995

    Last Strike?

    The FBI's NASA sting operation may finally be headed to court

  • News

    March 9, 1995

    Struck Twice

    David Proctor says he's getting a stiff sentence for speaking out

  • News

    October 27, 1994

    The Cloud Over Lightning Strike

    Did the U.S. government spend $2 million just to nail little guys like David Proctor?

  • Calendar

    July 28, 1994
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