Houston means one thing in the minds of much of the world–NASA.

And NASA is an important part of the Houston community. When NASA suffers a tragedy, it isn’t just a headline from far away, it is something that hits this city in multiple ways.

Lisa Nowak, subject of much water cooler joking, is a member of St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church. Her pastor, Fr. Dominic Pistone, was interviewed by the Houston Chronicle.