In the lead up to the 50-year-anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we go face to hatch with the original command module at Space Centre Houston.
The US's fourth largest city offers everything from Texas barbecue to exploring a space shuttle replica.
There's a dedicated crew and extra touches include hot towels and sparkling wine after take-off
Yes everything does seem bigger in Texas – including appetites for meat.
From moist towelettes, to toilet seats to sex. Here are 11 unusual if obscure US attractions for tourists.
Louise Goldsbury takes to the roads of Texas in search of men in stetsons and musicians on form.
David Whitley launches himself on an exploration of the universe with feet firmly on Earth.
I plan to drive across the US in a campervan. I believe I can stay three months on a visa waiver. Is my plan workable?