Very Houston News

Questionable Ranking Lists, Houston's Most Eligible Dog, and Spaceships

It's been a doozy of a week.

07/23/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

NASA Herstory

Vanessa Wyche Named New Director of Johnson Space Center

The NASA veteran makes history as the first Black woman to lead one of the space agency’s centers.

07/13/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Very Houston News 

Don’t Let One Guy on Twitter Lie to You: Houston’s in the South

Plus, shoot for the stars. Even if you miss, at least you have a cool spaceport.

06/11/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Houston, We Have ... a Spaceport?

Houston's Spaceport to Become Axiom's Home for Constructing Its Commercial Space Station

Pending City Council approval, the commercial space company will make Ellington Airport its official headquarters.

12/23/2020 By Dianna Wray

Will they get mars bars?

Update: First U.S. Commercial Spacecraft, “Resilience,” to Launch November 14

The historic flight will inaugurate a new era in ISS operations, 20 years after the first mission left Earth’s orbit.

10/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Come hang out on my island

4 Houston-related Video Games to Help You Remember the Outside World

Who needs real life anyway?

05/28/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

To Infinity and Beyond

History Is On Hold As Weather Delays the SpaceX Launch

The history-making mission will also be the first time a private company has sent humans into space

05/25/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Snapshots From Galaxies Far, Far Away

Scoping Out The Sky: 30 Years of the Hubble Telescope

The world’s most famous telescope celebrates three decades and thousands of images this weekend.

04/24/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Houston, We Have An Anniversary

UPDATED: 7 At-Home Activities To Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13

Space Center Houston may be closed, but there's still plenty of ways to celebrate NASA's "successful failure."

04/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Spacing Out

Who Will Build the First Commercial Space Station?

If everything goes according to plan, Houston-based Axiom Space may start sending people to space starting in 2021.

10/28/2019 By Dianna Wray

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If You’re Not Flying the International Space Station and Advocating for Type 1 Diabetes, Are You Really Living?

Meet April Blackwell, an aerospace engineer who does both on the daily.

10/24/2019 By Gabi De la Rosa

Fly Me to the Moon

5 Ways to Have Your Own Moon Moment

It's Space City—an Apollo 11 anniversary celebration is mandatory.

07/19/2019 By Abby Ledoux

A Royal Honor

Royal Habsburg Family Honors Former Congressman Lampson for NASA Advocacy

NASA, lawmakers, and European royalty intersected when the Habsburgs of Austria celebrated five-term congressman Nick Lampson.

07/19/2019 By Schaefer Edwards

Moonshot

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 19–21

Dogs, moon landings, and more.

07/18/2019 By Morgan Kinney

The room where it happened

You Can Now Walk Around the Apollo Mission Control Room at Space Center Houston

Thanks to the town of Webster, a Kickstarter campaign, and help from many, many Houstonians, the room looks exactly as it did when Neil Armstrong touched down on the moon.

06/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

The Drawl

4 Cocktails You Should Drink to Remember the Moon Landing

Bartenders across town have concocted a variety of NASA-centric offerings to help Houston celebrate that “one small step” right.

06/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Star Power

Why Were Hugh Jackman, Diane Kruger, and Other Celebrities at the Lone Star Flight Museum This Week?

Answer: A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, of course—oh, and the launch of Montblanc's reimagined StarWalker pen.

06/13/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

Apollo 11, By the Numbers

The moon landing was one giant leap for Houston. (And, fine, all mankind.)

05/24/2019 By Dianna Wray

Blast Off

Orangetheory—Yes, Orangetheory—Wants to Help with the Historic All-Female Spacewalk NASA Had to Scrap

Astronaut Anne McClain, a member of Orangetheory's Webster studio, was shut out of the historic moment when there weren't enough fitting spacesuits readily available for Friday's mission.

03/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

praise the moon god

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 18–20

No, we should not fear the Super Wolf Blood Moon.

01/17/2019 By Morgan Kinney