It's Not A Shuttle, But Houston Will Take It - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

It's Not A Shuttle, But Houston Will Take It

HOUSTON (AP) - Unsuccessful in landing one of the retired space shuttles, Houston is getting the next best thing: a replica.
 
The 122-foot long replica, dubbed "Explorer," is set to arrive in suburban Houston on Friday after an eight-day trip across the Gulf of Mexico aboard a barge from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
 
Houston officials had alleged NASA's decision last year to not award the city one of the agency's four retired shuttles was politically motivated. Many Houstonians were offended by the decision as the city is home to Johnson Space Center and Mission Control.
 
But NASA's watchdog group said the agency acted properly.
 
Explorer's new home will be Space Center Houston, Johnson Space Center's official visitor center.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    Sunday, December 17 2017 3:19 AM EST2017-12-17 08:19:20 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 12:10 PM EST2017-12-17 17:10:51 GMT

    Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition organization say special counsel Robert Mueller's team gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before his administration began.

    Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition organization say special counsel Robert Mueller's team gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before his administration began.

  • A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed

    A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed

    Saturday, December 16 2017 7:49 PM EST2017-12-17 00:49:07 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 11:51 AM EST2017-12-17 16:51:31 GMT

    Health leaders say they are alarmed about reports that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words in official budget documents, including "fetus," and "transgender.".

    Health leaders say they are alarmed about reports that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words in official budget documents, including "fetus," and "transgender.".

  • After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races

    After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races

    Saturday, December 16 2017 12:06 PM EST2017-12-16 17:06:09 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 10:40 AM EST2017-12-17 15:40:29 GMT

    Both Democratic and Republican operatives say abortion may take a backseat to other issues in 2018 now that conservative Alabama has elected a Democrat who supports abortion rights.

    Both Democratic and Republican operatives say abortion may take a backseat to other issues in 2018 now that conservative Alabama has elected a Democrat who supports abortion rights.

Powered by Frankly