Starlight Social

Elevate your evening and network with young professionals during Space Center Houston’s Starlight Social 7-10 p.m. May 31. Mingle with other professionals in our social learning environment while enjoying drinks, music and dancing.

Get your ticket online for $19.95. Tickets at the door are $24.95. Admission ticket includes one free drink. Guests must be 21 or older with valid ID.

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Casual conversations

Chat with NASA X-plane engineer Chris Matty who will share his experiences and advice for young professionals. Meet former Air Force pilot and current International Space Station (ISS) flight controller Dan Surber who will share his thoughts on the importance of internships and varied experience as well as his advice about how to apply the foundations of flight operations to daily life.

Hear from Grier Wilt, an Extravehicular Activity Flight Controller and Instructor at NASA Johnson Space Center. Wilt will discuss her work planning spacewalks for the repair, removal or installation of ISS flight hardware while on-orbit, as well as the astronaut training required to perform spacewalks and support missions real-time from Mission Control.

Special activities

Become a space pioneer in our all-new Pop-Up Science Labs where you can drive your own droid and fly your own spacecraft.

  • Space Race: Have you always wanted to be a pilot? Can you navigate your spacecraft to its desired location or will you be in danger of falling into a black hole? Aim and practice flying your aircraft to see what it’s like to travel to destinations including the ISS, the moon and Mars.
  • Use the Force, Luke: Navigate BB-8 through the rough terrain of Jakku or even the galaxy’s ultra-rich playground on Canto Bight. With the wave of your hand, guide your droid to a rendezvous with the Rebellion!

All-new summer exhibit

Explore our new summer exhibit Above and Beyond, presented by Boeing and made possible locally by Coca-Cola. Discover past, present and future aerospace innovation in one of the most interactive and immersive aerospace exhibits ever to tour.

Soar like a bird, take a ride in an elevator to outer space, design and fly your very own supersonic jet and more through immersive videos, simulations, interactive galleries and design challenges.

Food and beverages

With the support of Blue Moon Brewing Co., Starlight Social gives you a chance to experience Space Center Houston after hours in a relaxed, fun environment.

Refuel on your aerospace adventure with delicious beef sliders topped with caramelized onions, bacon and blue cheese, pork sliders with apple, jalapenos, coleslaw and BBQ sauce and jerk chicken po-boy sliders with lettuce, tomato and mango salsa. Don’t miss our selection of beer and electric lemonade and limeade mixed drinks.

Be sure to explore our other inspiring exhibits including Mission Mars, Starship Gallery and International Space Station Gallery.

Make a memory by starlight. Discover space science and explore the cosmos May 31. Get your tickets today!

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