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.

June Exploration Events

Presentation

  • When: June 25 @ 1 p.m.
  • Where: Mission Briefing Center
  • Topic: The Future of Human Exploration: Personal and professional stories and projects honoring Pride Month
  • Who: Panelists from Out and Allied Employee Resource Group at NASA Johnson Space Center including Michael Chandler, Carl Jones, Bryan Snook, and Kate Suratt

Presentation

Starliner
  • When: June 26 @ 1:20 p.m.
  • Where: Mission Briefing Center
  • Topic: Meet the Boeing Starliner Commentators
  • Who: Boeing panelists

July Exploration Events

Presentation

  • When: July 4 @ 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rocket Park
  • Topic: Astronaut Mission Memories
  • Who: NASA astronaut Mike Baker
  • A veteran of four space flights, Baker has logged 965 hours in space. He served as pilot on STS-43 (Aug. 2–11, 1991) and STS-52 (Oct. 22 to Nov. 1, 1992), and was the mission commander on STS-68 (Sept. 30 to Oct. 11, 1994) and STS-81 (Jan. 12–22, 1997).

Presentation

  • When: July 5 @ 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rocket Park
  • Topic: Astronaut Mission Memories
  • Who: NASA astronaut Mike Foreman
  • A veteran of two space flights, Foreman has logged more than 26 days in space. He flew as a mission specialist for STS-123 on Endeavour in March 2008. His next mission was STS-129 on Atlantis in November 2009.

Presentation

  • When: July 6 @ 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rocket Park
  • Topic: Astronaut Mission Memories
  • Who: NASA astronaut Brian Duffy
  • A veteran of four space flights, Duffy has logged 40 days in space. He was the pilot on STS-45 Atlantis (March 24 to April 2, 1992) and STS-57 Endeavour (June 21 to July 1, 1993). Duffy was commander on STS-72 Endeavour (Jan. 11-20, 1996) and STS-92 Discovery (Oct. 11-24, 2000).

Performance

  • When: July 6 @ 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Where: Rocket Park
  • Topic: Special performance
  • Who: Apollo Chamber Players

Presentation

  • When: July 12 @ 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rocket Park
  • Topic: Astronaut Mission Memories
  • Who: NASA astronaut Brian Duffy
  • A veteran of four space flights, Duffy has logged 40 days in space. He was the pilot on STS-45 Atlantis (March 24 to April 2, 1992) and STS-57 Endeavour (June 21 to July 1, 1993). Duffy was commander on STS-72 Endeavour (Jan. 11-20, 1996) and STS-92 Discovery (Oct. 11-24, 2000).

Presentation

  • When: July 13 @ 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rocket Park
  • Topic: Astronaut Mission Memories
  • Who: NASA astronaut Brian Duffy
  • A veteran of four space flights, Duffy has logged 40 days in space. He was the pilot on STS-45 Atlantis (March 24 to April 2, 1992) and STS-57 Endeavour (June 21 to July 1, 1993). Duffy was commander on STS-72 Endeavour (Jan. 11-20, 1996) and STS-92 Discovery (Oct. 11-24, 2000).

Presentation

  • When: July 19 @ 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rocket Park
  • Topic: Astronaut Mission Memories
  • Who: NASA astronaut Bill McArthur
  • A veteran of four space flights, McArthur logged 224 days in space. He served as mission specialist on STS-58 (Oct. 18, 1993), STS-74 (Nov. 12, 1995), STS-92 (Oct. 11, 2000), and International Space Station Expedition 12 (Sept. 30, 2005).

Presentation

  • When: July 27 @ 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rocket Park
  • Topic: Astronaut Mission Memories
  • Who: NASA astronaut Brian Duffy
  • A veteran of four space flights, Duffy has logged 40 days in space. He was the pilot on STS-45 Atlantis (March 24 to April 2, 1992) and STS-57 Endeavour (June 21 to July 1, 1993). Duffy was commander on STS-72 Endeavour (Jan. 11-20, 1996) and STS-92 Discovery (Oct. 11-24, 2000).

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