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Astronaut Days

Thursday, August 3, 2023
–Sunday, August 6, 2023
*Included in General Admission

Meet an Astronaut during Space Center Houston’s Astronaut Days!

Spot a space explorer, get an autograph, have breakfast with an astronaut and more at Space Center Houston’s summer event.

Astronaut Days provide multiple opportunities to spot a space explorer, from Astronaut Mission Memories and Q&A sessions to bingo and book signings. Hear stories from a space explorer on a tour at NASA Johnson Space Center.

Celebrate the space pioneers who have risked everything and made sacrifices to explore the cosmos to further our knowledge of the universe.

Astronaut appearances will include: Colonel Brian Duffy, Mark Polansky, Captain Mike Foreman, Colonel Ken Cameron, Dr. Don Thomas, and Dr. Anna Fisher.

Featured Programming

Astronaut BINGO

Take a competitive break from the festivities to play BINGO facilitated by an Astronaut in The Food Lab.  

Astronaut Mission Memories

Join us to hear from an Astronaut as they share some of their favorite mission memories from their time in space.

Astronaut Presentation: Living, Working, & Constructing the ISS

Astronauts will talk about living, working and constructing the International Space Station.

Breakfast with an Astronaut

Get a glimpse into the space program from an astronaut’s perspective while enjoying a delicious breakfast catered by Wolfgang Puck. After the presentation, join in a Q&A session with the veteran space explorer. *This event is an additional cost.
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Astronaut Meet & Greets

This is your moment! Visit Independence Plaza or the Artemis exhibition to ask an astronaut all your burning questions about space and their unique experiences. Astronauts will answer questions, take photos, and host an autograph session. Don’t forget to bring your camera and autograph book!

Fact or Fiction Movie Trivia

Is it fact or is it fiction?! Test your space knowledge in a trivia game on the New Perspectives screen and watch recorded clips of astronauts breaking down the answers. 

Puzzle Mural

Challenge yourself with our brain teasers and puzzle wall with your friends and family.

Schedule

THURSDAY 8/3

Upgrade your experience! | 8:30 – 9:30am Breakfast with an Astronaut *

10:30 – 11:10am Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Artemis

11:30 – 12:00pm Mission Memories

12:00 – 1:00pm Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Independence Plaza Plane & Shuttle

12:30 – 1:00pm BINGO

1:20 – 1:50pm Mission Memories

2:00 – 2:45pm Astronaut Presentation: Living, Working, and Constructing the ISS

2:00 – 3:00pm Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Independence Plaza

3:30 – 4:30pm Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Artemis

FRIDAY 8/4

Upgrade your experience! | 8:30 – 9:30am Breakfast with an Astronaut *

10:30 – 11:10am Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Artemis

11:30 – 12:00pm Mission Memories

12:00 – 1:00pm Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Independence Plaza Plane & Shuttle

12:30 – 1:00pm BINGO

1:20 – 1:50pm Mission Memories

2:00 – 2:45pm Astronaut Presentation: Living, Working, and Constructing the ISS

2:00 – 3:00pm Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Independence Plaza

3:30 – 4:30pm Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Artemis

SATURDAY 8/5

Upgrade your experience! | 8:30 – 9:30am Breakfast with an Astronaut *

10:30 – 11:10am Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Artemis

11:30 – 12:00pm Mission Memories

12:00 – 1:00pm Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Independence Plaza Plane & Shuttle

12:30 – 1:00pm BINGO

1:20 – 1:50pm Mission Memories

2:00 – 2:45pm Astronaut Presentation: Living, Working, and Constructing the ISS

2:00 – 3:00pm Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Independence Plaza

3:30 – 4:30pm Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Artemis

SUNDAY 8/6

Upgrade your experience! | 8:30 – 9:30am Breakfast with an Astronaut *

10:30 – 11:10am Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Artemis

11:30 – 12:00pm Mission Memories

12:00 – 1:00pm Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Independence Plaza Plane & Shuttle

12:30 – 1:00pm BINGO

1:20 – 1:50pm Mission Memories

2:00 – 2:45pm Astronaut Presentation: Living, Working, and Constructing the ISS

2:00 – 3:00pm Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Independence Plaza

3:30 – 4:30pm Ask an Astronaut, Meet and Greet at Artemis

* Breakfast with an Astronaut is not included in general admission and must be purchased separately.

Admission

This celebration is included in general admission. Members receive free general admission. Not yet a Space Center Houston member? Become a member now to receive discounts on tickets to special events, free general admission and other exclusive benefits.

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