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Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin train for the Moon at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, April 18, 1969.

(Dan Beaumont Space Museum)

The cover of Newsweek, July 28, 1969, addressed to N.A. Armstrong in Seabrook, Texas.

A “hydraulically-operated articulated robot” at NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, 1965.

A monorail prototype in Houston, Texas, 1956. Photo by Joe Sherschel.

Get yourself a Tri-Sport. It’s “Fun, Cheap, Sensible, Healthier, Patriotic.”

(Fort Hood Sentinel, 1974)

The Carrousel Motor Hotel in Houston, built in 1961, designed by William Tamminga. And wow, just wow, read this: “In 1967 the Carrousel Motor Hotel was a defendant in an important civil rights case decided by the Texas Supreme Court. Plaintiff Emmit Fisher, an African American mathematician for NASA, was attending a conference at the motel and was in line to eat lunch when the manager grabbed his plate out of his hand and yelled that a `negro could not be served.` The court decided in favor of Fisher citing that assault and battery can (and did) occur without physical harm. By 1975, the Carrousel Motor Hotel closed but reopened under ownership of John Coil who opened it as an `adult movie luxury motel` according to an article in the March 1976 issue of Texas Monthly. Just a couple months later, Texas Monthly ran another article featuring the Carrousel`s new membership club, `Dare to be Bare.` After a slew of lawsuits from 1977-1988, the Carrousel Motor Hotel closed for good.”


February 24, 1969 – Apollo 11 moonwalkers Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin train for the Moon by going on a geology field trip to the Sierra Blanca region in West Texas. (NASA)

Thoughts on Christmas in space, December 24, 1970, from the Crosbyton Review of Crosbyton, Texas.

(University of North Texas)

“HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS” – Christmas parade float in Abilene, Texas, 1953.

(Hardin-Simmons University Library)

Sally Ride in a T-38 jet at Ellington Air Force Base near NASA Johnson, June 15, 1983. (NASA)