Space

Texas History |
June 25, 2019

The Space Issue

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.

Business |
July 20, 2016

Countdown to Liftoff

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.

Space |
July 31, 2015

Galaxy Quest

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.

Politics & Policy |
April 11, 2014

The Battle of Boca Chica

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.

January 21, 2013

RIP, Sally Ride

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

Business |
March 15, 2012

Space: A Profitable Frontier?

Richard Garriott, the video game pioneer and tireless proselytizer of private space flight, posits that old-fashioned entrepreneurialism will drive space exploration in the coming decades.