Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.
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The story of Texas has always been about self-reliance and living on the edge of the frontier. There is no better example of this than the crucial role that Texas—-and the Houston area in particular—-have played in the United States’ manned space flight program.
A great article by Lisa Gray from the Houston Chronicle about the effect the Manned Spacecraft Center had on the Houston area.
A visual record of the transformations in Houston during the 1960s
Main Wikipedia article on the JSC which is great for background and a jumping-off point for your own research
It wasn’t just a clever idea made up for the TV show.
Local description of the area where the early astronauts lived.
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