Space Exploration Events

Discover the wonders of science and space through our Exploration Events. Space Center Houston hosts special presentations, book signings and other experiences that inform and educate guests about science and space missions, history, initiatives and more. These events are included in general admission.

October Exploration Events


  • When: Oct. 10 @ 1 p.m.
  • Where: Mission Briefing Center
  • Who: NASA Johnson Space Center No Boundaries Employee Resource Group and Human Systems Integration panelists include Tracy Minish, Robert Shelton, Raphael Grau, Kathryn Hilton, and Dr. John Charles will be the moderator
  • Topic: Assistive Technologies and Their Impacts to Space Explorations - Highlighting Disability Awareness Month
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Deaf Day at Space Center Houston

Join us Oct. 19 for Deaf Day at Space Center Houston honoring the contributions of Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons in human space exploration. Hear from space exploration experts, tour NASA Johnson Space Center, and explore Space Center Houston. Presentations and NASA tours feature American Sign Language and/or CART captioning services.


  • When: 12 p.m.
  • Where: Mission Briefing Center
  • Who: Kathryn Hilton is a biomedical/electrical engineer who has sixteen years of experience certifying and delivering hardware for the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station (ISS), and now Orion. Kathryn has a Bachelor’s of Science in biomedical engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master’s of Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston. She is profoundly deaf and wears cochlear implants.


  • When: 11 a.m. & 1:20 p.m.
  • Where: Mission Briefing Center
  • Who: NASA astronaut Jerry Ross is a veteran of seven space flights, with more than 1,393 hours in space, including nine spacewalks. Ross supported the Space Shuttle Program as an Astronaut from before the first launch in April 1981 to the last landing in July 2011. He also supported the International Space Station Program from its inception through the completion of the assembly of the ISS in 2011.

NASA Tram Tours

*Books available for purchase at SpaceTrader gift shop.

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