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 delicious lunch prepared by our in-house 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

April 7 – Leroy Chiao
April 8 – Jerry Ross
April 14 – Clay Anderson
April 21 – Leroy Chiao
April 22 – Brian Duffy
April 28 – David Hilmers
May 5 – John-David Bartoe
May 12 – John-David Bartoe
May 13 – Jerry Ross
May 19 – Rick Hieb
May 26 – David Hilmers
May 27 – Ken Cameron
May 29 – Ken Cameron
June 2 – Brian Duffy
June 9 – Ken Cameron
June 16 – David Hilmers
June 23 – Leroy Chiao
June 24 – Brian Duffy
June 30 – Mike Foreman
July 1 – Mike Foreman
July 7 – Leroy Chiao
July 8 – Brian Duffy
July 14 – Brian Duffy
July 15 – Mike Foreman
July 21 – Jerry Ross
July 22 – Ken Cameron
July 28 – Mike Foreman
July 29 – Mark Polansky
Aug. 4 – Leroy Chiao
Aug. 5 – Mark Polansky
Aug. 11 – Jerry Ross
Aug. 12 – Brian Duffy
Aug. 18 – David Hilmers
Aug. 19 – Mark Polansky
Aug. 25 – Mike Foreman
Sept. 1 – Leroy Chiao
Sept. 8 – Brian Duffy
Sept. 15 – Rick Hieb
Sept. 22 – Mike Foreman
Sept. 29 – Leroy Chiao
Oct. 6 – Brian Duffy
Oct. 13 – Rick Hieb
Oct. 20 – Mark Polansky
Oct. 27 – Jerry Ross
Nov. 3 – John-David Bartoe
Nov. 10 – John-David Bartoe
Nov. 17 – Don Thomas
Nov. 24 – Mike Foreman
Dec. 1 – Tom Jones
Dec. 8 – Ken Cameron
Dec. 15 – Mark Polansky
Dec. 22 – Brian Duffy
Dec. 29 – Jerry Ross

Important tips

  • Come early or stay late for a special public presentation by our guest astronaut. Presentations take place at 11 a.m. and 1:20 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.