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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

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 at 7 p.m. for the next installment in our Space on Screen series, featuring the awe-inspiring documentary film, “For All Mankind.”

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Special Apollo anniversary event

Special screening: Chasing the Moon

Join us July 16 at 7 p.m. for a special screening and panel discussion of Chasing the Moon, a three-part documentary by Robert Stone. The screening will be an excerpt of the film titled Magnificent Desolation and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Stone and NASA engineer Poppy Northcutt. The film utilizes archival material, much of which has never been seen by the public and features Northcutt, a 25-year old “mathematics whiz” who gained worldwide attention as the first woman to serve in the all-male bastion of NASA’s Mission Control.

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Apollo-sized Space on Screen

June 28 – The Wonder of It All

Run time: 1 hour, 22 minutes

How does exploring space change you? The documentary “The Wonder of It All” focuses on the Apollo astronauts and their unique experiences during and following the historic Moon missions. This fresh approach to revisiting the Apollo Era intends to preserve the thoughts and emotions of these iconic heroes for future generations.

In honor of the upcoming Apollo 11 50th anniversary we are combining three events into one big celebration. Join us June 28 at 6:15 p.m. for Starlight Social drinks* and networking. Stick around for a special Thought Leader Series presentation at 7 p.m. as well as a screening of documentary film “The Wonder of it All” as part of our Space on Screen series.

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Special Apollo anniversary edition

July 18 – Armstrong

This special edition of Space Center Houston’s monthly space-related film series, Space on Screen, will feature dinner and the brand new documentary, “Armstrong.” Come enjoy dinner in Astronaut Gallery, among astronaut flight and space suits, as well as space photos and artwork. Dramatic, moving and deeply human, “Armstrong” offers the definitive life story of Neil Armstrong: from his childhood in Ohio to his first steps on the Moon and beyond, using home videos shot by the man himself and unseen footage from NASA.

Price: Adult – $39.95, Child – $24.95.

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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.”

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*Guests must be ages 21 and older to purchase alcoholic beverages.

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