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Our Favorite Conversations About Space: Tuesday’s Show (December 27, 2016)

Our Favorite Conversations About Space: Tuesday’s Show (December 27, 2016)

Florian Martin, Houston Public MediaHouston is Space City, and Houston Matters has had many interesting conversations about space. On this special edition of the program, we bring you a few of our favorites, including:

The 100 Year Starship, a project that making sure progress continues toward human interstellar space travel. Former astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison tells us about the initiative.

Also: we learn about the new radio astronomy program at Texas Southern University; we learn about the often forgotten predecessor to NASA — the NACA (the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics); and former astronaut Nicole Stott talks about her 30 years devoted to space.

(Photo: Florian Martin, Houston Public Media)

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    Michael Hagerty

    Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →