Yesterday we wrote about how Houston and Russia are getting together to honor Yuri Gagarin and John Glenn (we listed five awesome Gagarin paintings Houston should have received in place of the artwork it did end up with), and that stirred up a bit of NASA nostalgia. Face it, the space program has b ... More >>
This week Mayor Annise Parker accepted on behalf of the city some artwork commemorating the 50the anniversary of the flights of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and the U.S.A.'s John Glenn. (Gagarin, of course, was the first human in space; Glenn the first American.) The donations will be displayed i ... More >>
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic spaceflight, current space station astronaut and noted flute player Cady Coleman joined in an earth-orbit duet with Jethro Tull founder Ian Anderson.
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 >>
A space shuttle on displayDiscovery 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 >>
The last three weeks of this month promise to be hard on your wallet, eardrums and liver
Reliving the glory of America's giant leap for mankind
Saturday, June 29