Apollo 13 astronauts and flight controllers reflect on a ‘successful failure’
On the evening of April 13, 50 years ago, NASA astronauts James Lovell Jr., John Swigert Jr. and Fred Haise Jr. were about to go to sleep for the night in the Apollo 13 command module. They were about 200,000 miles away from Earth on the way to the moon.
Meet computer programmer who created software to help astronauts see out of spacecraft window
As a computer programming analyst with NASA in the 1960s, Bernie Roush developed a software program that mathematically produced drawings of what the Apollo astronauts would see out of their spacecraft window at any given time in their missions.
11 stories we're loving as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission
As Houston celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission, we’re looking back at some of the stories we have been able to tell leading up to the big day through our special website. Here are a few of our favorites:
KPRC2 presents 'Apollo 11: Mission to the Moon'
Fifty years ago this month, NASA's Apollo 11 mission marked the first time man stepped foot on the moon. It was a monumental moment celebrated around the world, but the pride was felt strongest in Houston where a remarkable team is credited with launching our country and our city into space and the history books.
How Clear Lake was developed around NASA
Before the 1960s, before NASA built the Manned Spacecraft Center in the Clear Lake area, there was not a lot there -- not a lot of homes, businesses, not a lot of people. But there were several businessmen who had a vision. And an entire thriving community was soon created by a few good men.
United celebrating 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with entertainment and perks at Houston airport
United’s Terminals C and E at George Bush International Airport will be celebrating the Apollo 11 anniversary by offering special entertainment within the terminals, flight perks and exclusive dining and MileagePlus offers.
6 places to touch down for an out-of-this-world experience in Space City
Houston, aka Space City, is the place to be if you want to explore space travel and the science behind it. There are plenty of places around the city that give people the opportunity to experience the moon, stars, and space in a unique way.