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Space Shuttle Columbia

  • 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

    February 1, 2013

    The 10th Anniversary Of The Shuttle Columbia Disaster: Worst Hoax Ever

    Today is the 10th anniversary of the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia, which blew apart as it was gliding across Texas to a Florida landing. All seven crew members died, and Texans were poking around the Piney Woods for weeks looking for debris. NASA is keeping a low profile for the anniver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Five Famous Indian and Pakistani Houstonians

    India and Pakistan are 64 years old this week.​Dust off your South Asian flags, because this week we celebrate India's (August 15) and Pakistan's (August 14) Independence Days. Sixty-four years ago, India freed itself from the Brits and split itself into two countries. Luckily many crossed the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    15 Unfamous But Great Space Shuttle Photos

    Even if it's not today, at some point Atlantis will lift off and eventually finish the last of the space shuttle missions. There are plenty of famous, even iconic, NASA photographs of the program; we pulled some highlights of lesser-known ones. 15. Almost a rocket ship This makes the shuttle look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    In Run-Up to Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch, NASA Allows Rare Peek Behind Mission Control Curtain

    Photos by Troy Fields​Check out our pictures of the final round of space shuttle simulation training at NASA's Mission Control. Space. If you are anything like me, you've probably started to take it for granted. Save for disasters like the Columbia explosion in 2003, the country as a whole no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    TV Party: With The Shuttle Gone, Whither Space City?

    ​On the latest "Between The Lines" segment on CW 39's Newsfix, I unloaded about the horror of Houston not receiving a space shuttle, now that the NASA program is over with. Hopefully Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York will make do with these retired spacecraft. It's not like any of the ... 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 4, 2011

    Space Shuttle Battle: City Hall Rally to Demand Houston Gets a Used Orbiter

    Proposed Houston home for a shuttle.​As we've noted before, Houston is in a life-or-death battle to get one of the two retiring space shuttles that have flown missions, and they need all the help they can get. The solution: A City Hall rally, complete with Mayor Annise Parker, County Judge Ed ... More >>

  • News

    October 21, 2010

    The Job Problem

    Readers weigh in on "Intelligent Life."

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

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

    Godspeed, Discovery‚ÄčThe 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008

    Tom Jones

    The author of Sky Walking: An Astronaut’s Memoir definitely believes they put a man on the moon…it was him

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2007

    Too Much Space

    When the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated in February 2003, all but paralyzing NASA, it presented the space agency with a very pressing problem: What were they going to do about the three guys stuck in space? The members of Expedition Six -- two Americans and a Russian -- had been orbiting in t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2004

    Ringing from the Rooftops

    Microcinema International gets political

  • Culture

    March 6, 2003

    Men in Tights

    Houston Ballet buckles under the weight of Balanchine

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    Going Baroque

    Musicians and management of the Houston Symphony battle over a budget that wonít stay in the black

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Spaced Out

    Saturation coverage for another space shuttle crash

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Coming Down

    A "routine" shuttle descent winds up stunning Space City

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Last Rites

    Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Last Rites

    Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Coming Down

    A "routine" shuttle descent winds up stunning Space City

  • News

    December 26, 1996
  • News

    November 23, 1995

    The Exterminator

    Tom DeLay, the bug man from Sugar Land, has always despised environmental regulation. Now, as House majority whip, he's in a position to do something about it.

  • News

    April 7, 1994

    Aggie Alchemy

    John Bockris was known around Texas A&M as a chemist interested in "weird science." Joe Champion gave him all he could handle.

  • Calendar

    January 20, 1994
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