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

Oct. 5 – Leroy Chiao
Oct. 6 – Brian Duffy
Oct. 9 – Brian Duffy
Oct. 12 – Ken Cameron
Oct. 13 – Ken Cameron
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 – Mike Foreman
Nov. 19 – Ken Cameron
Nov. 20 – Ken Cameron
Nov. 21 – Ken Cameron
Nov. 23 – Bill McArthur
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
Dec. 22 – Clay Anderson
Dec. 26-29 – Brian Duffy

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.
  • To be seated with friends and family who also purchased Lunch with an Astronaut, please indicate 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.