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. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch with an Astronaut occurs Fridays and Saturdays at noon. Check the schedule below for availability.

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Lunch with an Astronaut schedule

June 1 – Leroy Chiao
June 2 – David Hilmers
June 8 – Brian Duffy
June 9 – Brian Duffy
June 15 – Clay Anderson
June 16 – Clay Anderson
June 22 – Mike Foreman
June 23 – David Hilmers
June 29 – Ken Cameron
June 30 – Ken Cameron
July 5 – Brian Duffy
July 6 – Brian Duffy
July 7 – David Hilmers
July 13 – Clay Anderson
July 14 – Clay Anderson
July 20 – Mark Polansky
July 21 – Bill McArthur
July 27 – Jerry Ross
July 28 – Jerry Ross
Aug. 3 – Anna Fisher
Aug. 4 – Brian Duffy
Aug. 10 – Bill McArthur
Aug. 11 – Jerry Ross
Aug. 17 – Bill McArthur
Aug. 18 – Clay Anderson
Aug. 24 – Tom Jones
Aug. 25 – Tom Jones
Aug. 31 – Mark Polansky
Sept. 1 – Anna Fisher
Sept. 7 – Mark Polansky
Sept. 8 – To be announced
Sept. 14 – Mark Polansky
Sept. 15 – David Hilmers
Sept. 21 – Rick Hieb
Sept. 22 – Rick Hieb
Sept. 28 – Mike Foreman
Sept. 29 – Anna Fisher
Oct. 5 – Leroy Chiao
Oct. 6 – To be announced
Oct. 12 – Mark Polansky
Oct. 13 – To be announced
Oct. 19 – Rick Hieb
Oct. 20 – Rick Hieb
Oct. 26 – John-David Bartoe
Oct. 27 – John-David Bartoe
Nov. 2 – John-David Bartoe
Nov. 3 – John-David Bartoe
Nov. 9 – Don Thomas
Nov. 10 – Don Thomas
Nov. 16 – Mike Foreman
Nov. 17 – Anna Fisher
Nov. 19 – To be announced
Nov. 20 – To be announced
Nov. 21 – To be announced
Nov. 23 – To be announced
Nov. 24 – Mark Polansky
Nov. 30 – Rick Hieb
Dec. 1 – Rick Hieb
Dec. 7 – Mike Foreman
Dec. 8 – Bill McArthur
Dec. 14 – Ken Cameron
Dec. 15 – Ken Cameron
Dec. 21 – Bill McArthur

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.