Watch incredible space films among some of the space artifacts and stories they depict in our new Space on Screen series. See documentaries and classic space films in the center in our five-story-tall Space Center Theater, one of the largest 4K theaters in Texas. Now space and movie enthusiasts can experience their favorite classics like never before!
Tickets are $8 for the public and $5 for members. There is limited seating for these events, so get your tickets today.
Space on Screen films
Feb. 22 – The Right Stuff
Run time: 3 hours, 13 minutes
“It takes a special kind of man to volunteer for a suicide mission, especially one that’s on TV.”
What did it take to be one of NASA’s first astronauts? Following the personal and professional lives of the Mercury astronauts, and chronicling the first 15 years of America’s space program, “The Right Stuff” takes viewers on a journey to experience the frustrations and achievements of NASA and its A-team of original astronauts. Adapted from the nonfiction novel written by author Tom Wolfe, the film portrays the human side of spaceflight and what seven men and their families sacrificed for America to succeed.
Join us Friday, Feb. 22 for the next installment in our Space on Screen series, featuring “The Right Stuff.”
March 22 – Hidden Figures
Run time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
“Meet the women you don’t know, behind the mission you do.”
See the untold story of three African-American women working at NASA’s Langley Research Center in 1961. These women become the brains behind one of the greatest human achievements of all time: launching John Glenn into orbit. This stunning success for America restored confidence in the nation and marked a turning point in the space race. It was Katherine Johnson, a mathematician working as a human computer, and her brave colleagues, aspiring engineer Mary Jackson, and their supervisor Dorothy Vaughan, who overcame immense gender and racial divides to prove that, “genius has no race, strength has no gender, and courage has no limit.”
Join us Friday, March 22 for the next installment in our Space on Screen series, featuring the blockbuster, “Hidden Figures.”
April 5 – 2001: A Space Odyssey
Run time: 2 hours, 41 minutes
“Open the pod bay doors, HAL.”
Take a mind-bending journey across space and time with this pop-culture sci-fi thriller, adapted from the novel written by Arthur C. Clarke. “2001: A Space Odyssey” follows Dr. Dave Bowman and other astronauts on a mysterious, secretive mission. But when their ship’s computer, HAL, starts acting odd, survival comes down to an epic battle between man and machine.
Join us Friday, April 5 for the next installment in our Space on Screen series, featuring the sci-fi classic, “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
April 12 – Apollo 13
Run time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
“Houston, we have a problem.”
Things don’t always go as planned. This was the case with Apollo 13. Based on the incredible true story, this blockbuster drama retells the story of NASA astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert of the Apollo 13 mission and their intense fight for survival, far away from home with no chance of rescue. “Apollo 13” is a fast-paced drama that details the struggles the astronauts, their families, and mission control personnel confronted in the face of disaster. It began as a mission to the Moon, but it soon became a battle to return home.
Join us Friday, April 12 for the next installment in our Space on Screen series, featuring a classic space drama based on the incredible true events of the third crewed mission to the moon, “Apollo 13.”
May 24 – For All Mankind
Run time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
“There’s a total and complete silence in that beautiful view and the realization, of course, that you’re going 25,000 miles an hour.”
Experience the Apollo missions like the astronauts who flew aboard them with this visually compelling documentary. Hear stories and commentary straight from the Apollo astronauts themselves, woven amongst original Apollo film. In a labor of love, director Al Reinert went through more than six million feet of film to create this historic must-see motion picture that captures the raw emotions and experiences in the retelling of each moment. Relive history with this classic which chronicles the remarkable Apollo era in a way it has never before been done.
Join us Friday, May 24 for the next installment in our Space on Screen series, featuring the awe-inspiring documentary film, “For All Mankind.”
TBD – The Martian
Run time: 2 hours, 31 minutes
“Help is only 140 million miles away.”
What would you do if you were stranded on a lifeless planet? When astronaut Mark Watney gets left behind by his crew on Mars after a fierce storm, he must find a way to survive on his own with the limited resources he has. Once NASA discovers that Watney is still alive, they work tirelessly with a team of international scientists to bring him home while his crew hatches a rescue mission of their own. Based on the bestselling novel by Andy Weir, “The Martian” is a witty, modern story of survival and a true testament to the phrase, “no man left behind.”
Join us for the next installment in our Space on Screen series, featuring the futuristic space drama, “The Martian.”