Special Events

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

Meet an Astronaut Every Friday

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! This is included in your admission price so don’t miss out! The Astronauts will present at 11:00 and 1:00 with a 30 minute presentation and Q and A. Check upon arrival for the location.

Astronaut Discussion and Book Signing

Zero-G Diner
Attend a discussion and book signing Tuesday, Oct. 11, with retired astronaut Mike Massimino, author of “Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe.” The discussion will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Blast-Off! Theater, and the book signing will begin a 2 p.m. at SpaceTrade Gift Shop.Books will be available at SpaceTrader Gift Shop for purchase and signing.

Massimino, an astronaut from 1996 to 2014, is the veteran of spaceflights STS-109 aboard space shuttle Columbia in March 2002 and STS-125 aboard space shuttle Atlantis in May 2009. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and lives in New York City. He has appeared on the television shows “The Big Bang Theory” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.”