Space

The Space Issue

Jun 25, 2019 By Texas Monthly

This summer marks the fiftieth anniversary of the trip that changed the world: the Apollo 11 moon landing. Texas Monthly has written about Texas’s role in the space program for decades, and our July collector’s issue combines the best of our archives with new perspectives on the final frontier.

Countdown to Liftoff

Jul 20, 2016 By Domingo Martinez

Sleek, shiny rockets on sleepy, shifty sands: as SpaceX prepares to build in South Texas, I wonder if my old stomping grounds can handle the inevitable collision of cultures. I sure hope so.

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Galaxy Quest

Jul 31, 2015 By Jason Stanford

When my wife, Sonia Van Meter, was chosen as one of the Mars One finalists, I realized that my potential loss was humanity’s gain.

The Battle of Boca Chica

Apr 11, 2014 By Dan Oko

With support from the Legislature, SpaceX may soon be launching rockets from Texas’ southernmost beach. That doesn’t mean a few nature lovers aren’t still ready to fight.

RIP, Sally Ride

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

What people are saying about NASA's first woman in space, who died of pancreatic cancer Monday at the age of 61.

Mr. Hannah’s Rocket

Nov 1, 1982 By Stephen Harrigan

His first spacecraft blew up on the pad and his primary investor died, but the first free enterprise rocket finally flew from Matagorda.