Space Center Houston Hosts Astronaut and Women in STEM Pioneer Anna Lee Fisher


Astronaut Anna Lee Fisher is suited up for training on a mock up of a modular section of the Hubble Space Telescope at the Marshall Space Flight Center’s Neutral Buoyancy Simulator. Photos courtesy of NASA

HOUSTON, Oct. 19, 2017 – Space Center Houston welcomes astronaut and mother Dr. Anna Lee Fisher for a special appearance Oct. 28 as a part of the center’s dedication to provide extraordinary learning opportunities to empower young girls in science and space learning.

Fisher is among the first six female NASA astronauts and retired from NASA just this year.

She will appear at Space Center Houston’s Lunch with an Astronaut and give two presentations about her four decades of experience with space exploration.

Fisher logged 192 hours in space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery as a mission specialist on STS-51A, which launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 8, 1984, only months after the birth of her oldest daughter.

To learn more about Dr. Fisher’s NASA career, go here. For tickets, visit

Who:  Former astronaut Anna Lee Fisher, M.D. appears at Space Center Houston.

What: Astronaut Anna Lee Fisher will appear at Space Center Houston’s Lunch with an Astronaut and give two presentations open to all guests, Oct. 28.

When: Saturday, Oct. 28

  • Included with admission, guests may attend two presentations, 11 a.m. and 1:20 p.m.
  • A Lunch with an Astronaut appearance with astronaut Anna Lee Fisher will be held at noon.

Tickets: Tickets at the door range from $24.95 for children to $29.95 for adults with discounts for seniors and members of the military. Special price that includes general admission and Lunch with an Astronaut tickets: $69.95 for adults, $35.95 for children. For tickets, visit

Where: 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space learning center with extensive educational programs. Space Center Houston is the cornerstone of its mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. The center draws more than 1 million visitors annually, was called “The Big Draw” by USA Today and generates a $73 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is a Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. More than 200,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to experience our educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and experience. For more information, go to

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