IMPACTS ROUNDUP: Space Center Houston resumes tours of Mission Control, and more

(Courtesy NASA)
(Courtesy NASA)

(Courtesy NASA)

Here is a roundup of business and related news in and around Pearland and Friendswood.

Now Open

Divers Down Underwater Adventures held its grand opening July 31 at 20801 Gulf Freeway, Ste. 10, Webster. The veteran-owned and -operated training facility boasts of over 40 years of professional and commercial dive experience. The business offers diving classes, travel packages and diving equipment for sale. 832-632-1520. www.ddscuba.com

Coming Soon

BLCK Market will open in early September at Pearland Town Center at 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. The business is a marketplace where residents can shop Black-owned small businesses and vendors selling fashion, skincare, haircare, food and more. This is BLCK Market’s first brick-and-mortar store. www.blckmarkethouston.com


In the News

Space Center Houston in early July that tours of Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control had returned. Tours of the historic room had been off limits from months at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Space Center Houston is a museum that allows visitors to learn more about NASA, including through tours of the next-door Johnson Space Center. 281-283-4755. www.spacecenter.org
By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.



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The statewide job fair will connect veterans to employers as well as other resource providers. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Southside Boardshop (Courtesy city of Webster)
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Sambal Chef on Oct. 10 held its grand opening at 9721 Broadway St., Ste. 103, Pearland. (Courtesy Pexels)
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