Thought Leader Series

Ignite your curiosity and grow your passion for space and science at our monthly Thought Leader Series. The best and brightest minds examine the significance of historic missions, share the latest news in space exploration and look ahead to the future of space travel. This immersive series takes guests beyond our walls to provide inspiring, engaging and educational learning experiences.

Upcoming Thought Leader Series presentation

Pioneers of Space Exploration

Forty years ago NASA recruited its first six women astronauts. Three of those trailblazers will appear at Space Center Houston as part of the nonprofit’s continuing Thought Leader Series, 7-8:30 p.m. June 28.

Retired astronauts Dr. Shannon Lucid, Dr. Rhea Seddon and Dr. Anna Fisher will discuss their amazing experiences 35 years after classmate Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. This free event has limited seating and tickets must be presented at the door for entry. Get your free ticket now!

Hear from the elite few who paved the way for female space explorers. Don’t miss your opportunity to be inspired by their incredible story.

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Past Thought Leader Series presentations

Alan Stern and David Grinspoon discuss the New Horizons mission

May 12


ESA Director General Johann Woerner

April 19


A Conversation with Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise

March 16


Astronaut debrief: Expedition 52/53

Jan. 31


Dr. John Logsdon talks John F. Kennedy, Project Apollo and the 21st Century Space Program

Feb. 21


Q&A with author Andy Weir

Nov. 17, 2017


45th Anniversary of Apollo 17 Remembered

July 20, 2017


Apollo Lunar Surface Exploration – EVA and Lunar Rover

July 20, 2017


Saturn Booster Operations – Saturn V Launch and S-IVB Trans-Lunar Insertion

July 20, 2017


Apollo Landing and Recovery Operations and Astronaut Post-Landing Quarantine

July 20, 2017


Mars Exploration Forum with NASA Johnson Space Center Director and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Director

Jan. 20, 2017