Lunch with an Astronaut

Space Center Houston is now proud to offer you and your family an extraordinary opportunity to spend time with a NASA astronaut.

This casual event gives you the opportunity to hear first-hand stories from a NASA astronaut while enjoying a cosmic lunch prepared by our award winning catering staff.

As a special memento of your visit, you will receive a personalized photograph from our guest astronaut. Ticket price also includes admission to Space Center Houston where you can experience over 400 things to see and do, including a behind the scenes look at NASA on the NASA Tram Tour.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased in advance. Lunch with an Astronaut occurs Fridays at noon. Check the schedule below for availability.

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Lunch with an Astronaut schedule

July 1 – Leroy Chiao
July 8 – Jerry Ross
July 15 – David Hilmers
July 22 – Leroy Chiao
July 29 – Mike McCulley
Aug. 5 – Leroy Chiao
Aug. 12 – Brian Duffy
Aug. 19 – Ken Cameron
Aug. 26 – Jerry Ross
Sept. 2 – Leroy Chiao
Sept. 9 – Brian Duffy
Sept. 16 – Brian Duffy
Sept. 23 – Don Thomas
Sept. 30 – Ken Cameron
Oct. 7 – Leroy Chiao
Oct. 14 – Ken Cameron
Oct. 21 – Brian Duffy
Oct. 28 – Jerry Ross
Nov. 4 – Leroy Chiao
Nov. 11 – Mark Polansky
Nov. 18 – John Blaha
Nov. 25 – Jerry Ross
Dec. 2 – Leroy Chiao
Dec. 9 – Brian Duffy
Dec. 16 – David Hilmers
Dec. 23 – Ken Cameron
Dec. 30 – David Hilmers

Important tips

  • Come early or stay late for a special public presentation by our guest astronaut. Presentations take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Be sure to bring a camera to capture the memory.
  • Food allergies or special dietary requirements? Let us know in the “order notes” box at check out.

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Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to the date of visit to be refunded. Tickets purchased under two weeks will be non refundable. Date changes or reschedules must also be done two weeks prior.