Special Events

Visit during one of our special events and engage in additional activities.

Meet an Astronaut Every Friday

They’ve been to outer space, traveling at 17,500 miles per hour…Now they’re coming to Space Center Houston and you can meet them and hear about their out-of-this world adventures on Fridays! This is included in your admission price so don’t miss out! The Astronauts will present at 11 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. with a 30-minute presentation and Q&A. Check upon arrival for the location.


NASA interstellar travel expert and author speaks, signs books

Les Johnson

Join us for a special lecture with physicist and author Les Johnson at 1 p.m. April 29 in the Mission Briefing Center. “Interstellar Travel: Is it Really Possible?” will examine deep space exploration.

After the lecture at 2-3 p.m., purchase an autographed copy of his books, “Going Interstellar” and “On to the Asteroid,” outside SpaceTrader gift shop.

Johnson is a physicist, science fiction author and a NASA technologist. He is the Technical Assistant for the Advanced Concepts Office at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where he serves as the principal investigator for the Near Earth Asteroid Scout solar sail mission.

Johnson is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, The British Interplanetary Society, The National Space Society and Mensa. His science fiction books include “Going Interstellar,” “Rescue Mode,” and his latest, “On to the Asteroid.” His popular science books include “Solar Sails – A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel” and “Sky Alert: When Satellites Fail.”

For more information about Johnson, visit his website: lesjohnsonauthor.com.