Special Events

Visit during one of our special events and engage in additional activities.

Meet an Astronaut Every Friday and Saturday

They’ve been to outer space, traveling at 17,500 miles per hour…Now they’re coming to Space Center Houston and you can meet them and hear about their out-of-this world adventures on Fridays and Saturdays! This is included in your admission price so don’t miss out! The astronauts will present at 11 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. with a 30-minute presentation and Q&A. Location varies; please visit the Information Desk upon arrival to find out the location.

Thought Leader Series: John F. Kennedy, Project Apollo and the 21st Century Space Program

Join us for the next installment of our continuing Thought Leader Series 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Dr. John Logsdon will discuss John F. Kennedy, Project Apollo and how the early missions to the moon are still affecting the 21st century space program.

Logsdon is the author of the award winning book, John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon (2010), and After Apollo? Richard Nixon and the American Space Program (2015).

Logsdon is a professor emeritus at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs. He is the founder and director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington. Logsdon is a former member of the NASA Advisory Council and its Exploration Committee.

This is a free event, but seating is limited. Tickets must be presented at the door for entry. Get your free tickets today!

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A series of special presentations by a NASA historian

Curious about the history of space policy and how events have shaped NASA? Join us for a series of special presentations by NASA historian Jennifer Ross-Nazzal, who will discuss the following topics and answer audience questions. These presentations are included in general admission.

1:30–2 p.m., Jan. 25 – President Ronald Reagan directed NASA to build an international space station “within a decade” in his State of the Union address of 1984.

1:30–2 p.m., Feb. 15 – The anniversary of changing the name from Manned Spacecraft Center to Johnson Space Center.