Houston, we copy.

“Human space exploration helps to address fundamental questions about our place in the Universe and the history of our solar system,” NASA writes on their website. At the Houston Space Center we examined some of the research into those questions – and contemplated whether or not we really want to face the answers.

Steps in time

I googled the town and the first two news stories were about “a five-hour standoff between law enforcement and a man suspected of involvement in two homicides” and a woman who’d stabbed her boyfriend at the Economy Motel across the street from the wigwams.