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Old 10-27-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: not new to houston anymore
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Originally Posted by 8loody View Post
San fran, boston, philly and miami are smaller cities than houston and more relavent.

If houston were to ever surpass chicago in city population it wouldn't mean anything
agreed! i love chicago and houston is a good place to live, but being a bigger city doesn't make it the best. there are plenty of cities that are much smaller than houston and yet may be more interesting.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: classified
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Although Houston will probably surpass Chicago in population honestly city limit populations are useless anyways. Otherwise Indianapolis and Charlotte would be more important than Atlanta and Boston.

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A serious question that I do not know the answer to. Which site employs more Goddard or Houston?
According to Wikipedia the Johnson Space Center employs over 18,200 people while the Goddard Space Center employs about 10,000. The Johnson Space Center also apparantly employs more people than the Kennedy Space Center as well (about 13,100 people).
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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When Jacksonville surpassed Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, etc. in population, it was about as epic as when Houston will/might surpass Chicago in population.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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^This! Oh and regarding NASA, "Houston" may have been the first word spoken on the moon, but Apollo 11 and every other manned spaceflight of took off from Florida so I'm not sure the whole "Home of NASA" thing works.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Not totally sure

Goddard is very large in Green Belt MD, and Cape Kennedy is always my first image of NASA. Those rockets blasting away make a huge impression. Got to see a night launch from a distance but very impressive.

For Houston absolutely Oil comes to mind before NASA ever would, at least in my mind.

NASA has facilities all over the country. hell Fairmont WV has one

A serious question that I do not know the answer to. Which site employs more Goddard or Houston?

Also NASA advances are by no means limited to Houston Goddard produces some tremendous technology as well. Though overall NASA is behinf the DOD in terms of development by a pretty significant way, especially cutting edge technologies, they just take longer to make it mainstream from the DOD
Ask anyone about NASA's location and most likely the answer will be Houston. I'll put money on that.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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^^^
When I hear the word NASA what comes to mind is Cape Cañaveral in Florida
and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL in Pasadena CA.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Ask anyone about NASA's location and most likely the answer will be Houston. I'll put money on that.
My first instinct is to say Cape Canaveral, because I imagine the space shuttles lifting off there.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Like I said, at the end of the day, Houston is known as Space City, USA.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Like I said, at the end of the day, Houston is known as Space City, USA.
true.

Most Space themed movies throw back to Houston. Not California or Florida.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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All I'm saying is that Houston is the city most people probably associate with NASA. Houston was the first word spoken from the moon; not Washington.

I'm sure this is all the other poster meant when he called Houston the "home" of it.
I see.
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