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Can the Sugar Land Space Cowboys Help Houston Embrace Its True Nickname?

April 12, 2022 | By John Nova Lomax

Today is the home debut of the Sugar Land Skeeters—correction, the Sugar Land Space Cowboys. Man, that’s going to take some getting used to.

The Cold War, Texas, and the Birth of Space City

March 24, 2022 | By Anthony Head

Meet the First African American to Walk in Space

October 29, 2020 | By Michael Hurd

Astronaut Neil Armstrong’s Out-of-This World House in El Lago is For Sale

July 14, 2020 | By John Nova Lomax

Real estate agents often talk up their listings as “unique,” and in almost every case that claim is a little exaggerated.

A Gourmand’s Guide to the Moon Landing Anniversary

July 12, 2019 | By Jacqueline Aguirre

Fifty years ago this July, people around the world tuned into their televisions to watch the Apollo II mission and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. The Houston area is celebrating the anniversary throughout the month, and the city’s famed restaurant scene is getting in on the fun as creative chefs draw on NASA’s landmark achievement for culinary inspiration.

50 Years After JFK’s Moonshot, Historian Douglas Brinkley Recounts Its Lasting Influence on Texas

June 19, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

Rice University professor of history, CNN presidential historian, and perennial bestselling author Douglas Brinkley takes us to the moon this summer with his newest book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race. Released in time for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing in July 1969, Brinkley’s historical page-turner brings to life the personalities and interplaying forces that made this American triumph possible.

This July, Space Center Houston is Gonna Party Like it’s 1969

June 11, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

Space Center Houston will celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission this July with events to give visitors a taste of the thrill Americans experienced 50 years ago when Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon. From July 16 to July 24—the dates of Apollo’s take-off and splashdown in 1969—the official visitor center of the Johnson Space Center will offer a galaxy of stellar events and activities inspired by NASA’s triumph.

Out of this World!

March 18, 2015 | By Dan Oko

We don’t want to accidentally launch anything, so don’t touch any buttons,” says David Cisco, a former spacecraft technician who worked on Project Apollo in the 1960s, as we stand before an array of control panels in NASA’s historic Mission Control.

Fly Me to the Moon

July 16, 2009 | By Heather Brand

Forty years ago, on July 20, 1969, millions of Americans sat riveted to their television sets as they watched astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon and speak those memorable words, “The Eagle has landed.” This “giant leap for mankind” would not have been possible without Houston’s own Johnson Space Center, which coordinated the historic Apollo mission.

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