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Meet an Astronaut Every Friday and Saturday

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 and Saturdays! 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. Location varies; please visit the Guest Services Desk upon arrival to find out the location. Enhance your experience with Lunch with an Astronaut.

International Space Station astronaut debrief

The International Space Station (ISS) is one of the most ambitious international collaborations ever, not to mention the largest space station ever constructed.

Relive the journey of Expeditions 54/55 with the mission’s astronauts at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7, only at Space Center Houston. This is a free event, but seating is limited. Tickets must be presented at the door for entry. Get your free ticket here.

Hear from NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle. Joining them are fellow Expedition 54/55 cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos along with astronaut Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Acaba is a veteran astronaut and has logged 306 days in space including STS-119, aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 2009, including two spacewalks where he helped to build the ISS. In 2012, Acaba flew aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the space station for Expedition 31/32.

Expedition 54/55 was Vande Hei and Tingle’s first spaceflight, during which they served as flight engineers. Vande Hei is a U.S. Army combat engineer officer and former professor of physics at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Tingle is decorated U.S. Navy aviator and test pilot with 54 combat missions.

Don’t miss this inspiring evening celebrating these space explorers.

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