Eye on Travel

Eye on Travel–Hotel Alessandra in Houston, Texas–March 16, 2019

Locations in this article:  Houston, TX

This week, Eye on Travel broadcasts from the Hotel Alessandra in downtown Houston, Texas. First, with an update on the investigation into the crashes of the Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in Indonesia and Ethiopia. What did Boeing know and when did they know it? And the FAA apparently slow-walking the decision to ground these jets. Peter reports on the history of the FAA and enacting and enforcing aviation safety policy. Also joining Peter is William T. Harris, President and CEO of Space Center Houston, who talks about celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and dispels the misconceptions and reveals Neil Armstrong’s real experience when he stepped on the moon’s surface. Then, Jim D. Hornfischer, Author of Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, tells the riveting story of the doomed ship: her history, tragic demise and how she’s remembered today. Plus, Jim Parsons, Programs Director at Preservation Houston, on why Houston is “a new invention,” how it has evolved in the last few decades and the city’s extensive — and surprising — open green spaces. And, David Bomford, Curator of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston reveals more about the largest Vincent van Gogh exhibit in North America. All this and more as Eye on Travel comes from the Hotel Alessandra in Houston, Texas.

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