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Kennedy Space Center

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Remembering the Day Hubble Was Launched

    Mark Carreau covered NASA for the Houston Chronicle for more than 20 years. He started on the day the Challenger exploded - the editor told everyone on the metro desk to write a NASA story - and he stayed on the beat until he was laid off from the Chron a few years ago. Until then, he watched launc ... 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

    March 12, 2014

    NASA Needs Asteroid Hunters

    Since a trip to Mars is years and a whole lot of scientific development away, NASA is focusing on asteroids. If you've always dreamed of saving the planet from an asteroid, now is your chance. NASA kicks off a program on March 17 where "citizen scientists" will have the chance to come up with algori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Houston's Consolation Prize: Space Shuttle Endeavour Gets A Conjugal Visit

    A little bit of Houston died last year when Atlantis returned from its final mission and NASA put the breaks on the space shuttle program. The wound was exacerbated by the announcement a few months prior that Houston would not become home to retired shuttle, but that New York and California would. ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2011

    The Shuttle's Souvenir Load

    20,000 flags and 10,000 patches aboard

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Shuttle Atlantis' Souvenir Load: 22,000 Flags, 10,000 Patches, A Very Small Painting And More

    Atlantis: Last chance for souvenirs​If you're making the last-ever trip on the space shuttle, you want to make it count. And if the list put together by collectSPACE.com is any indication, this last flight is taking along enough souvenirs to outfit a small army. Almost all the items are put ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Space Shuttles: Ten Ways Los Angeles and New York Can Show Theirs Off, Dammit

    Bi-wing airplanes...pfft. Try this on for size, Kong.​This week, we learned that Houston, essentially the birthplace of the space shuttle program, will not be given one of the four remaining shuttles. Two of the four cities receiving them are both deserving and appropriate: Washington D.C. (fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Houston Gets No Space Shuttle: See What Happens When You Don't Have a Texan in the White House?

    Cue the loser horn: Houston is not getting one of the retiring Space Shuttles, according to every media report out there. It's not even getting a shuttle that never went to space. Houston put on a furious last-minute push to land one of the orbiters, but the fact that it was a last-minute push pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Apollo 13 Launched 41 Years Ago: 5 Best Trivia Bits About the Film

    Not only is failure not an option, it's not an accurate quote​Forty-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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords: No Media Appearances If She Goes to Husband's Shuttle Launch

    Expected to go to Florida for shuttle launch.​Staffers for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, recuperating here after her Tucson shooting, say she still plans to attend the April 29 launch of her husband's space shuttle mission. But if she does, there will be no press interviews or public stat ... More >>

  • 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

    March 8, 2011

    Space Cowboys: Big Head Todd Serenades Shuttle Crew

    ​If someone woke Rocks Off up at 2:30 in the morning with a Big Head Todd & the Monsters song, even the band themselves, we might have a few choice words for them. But we suppose it's a little different when you're 220 miles above the Earth. That's what happened earlier today (way earlier tod ... 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

    July 14, 2009

    "Moon FTW IRL!" -- Apollo 11, As If They Had Twitter Then

    You know what sucked about the moon landing? They didn't Twitter it.If it's not on Twitter, we're not sure we can trust that it happened. Even if the headlines say otherwise.Now, however, the problem is solved, thanks to the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.They've put together an impressive "reliv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    NASA Killed A Cancer Cure, Suit Alleges

    The world may have known a cure to cancer ... if only that darn Columbia space shuttle didn't disintegrate over Texas six years ago and if only NASA had been a little more careful taking care of the cargo and debris that landed back on earth.At least that's what a Pennsylvania company is arguing.Acc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2006

    Soccer in Space

    NASA.gov Joan already looks good in orange, so the Dynamo scarf should be a plus. You can't say the Houston Dynamo folks aren't geniuses when it comes to marketing... The MLS Cup game is long gone, but the team manages to stay in the news. There's word that astronaut Joan Higginbotham will take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2006
  • 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

  • Calendar

    May 16, 2002

    IMAX by Extraterrestrials

    Astronauts film life aboard the space station in stunning 3-D

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    To Be A Geek, A Robot God

    An epic saga of genius, striving, triumph and survival in which our heroes, mere high school students, create truly marvelous mechanical beings, becoming fairly amazing human beings in the process

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Space Odyssey

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

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