News Release

Space Center Houston Launch Party Will View Orion’s First Flight 

HOUSTON, Nov. 25, 2014 – Witness the first flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft via a live link at Space Center Houston on Dec. 4 and celebrate the next giant leap into a new era of space exploration.

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Orion was built to eventually send humans farther into space than they have ever been, but this first flight will test the craft without a human on board.

Space Center Houston and NASA Johnson Space Center have planned a full morning of activities to include special guests and free admission, but registration online is required. Breakfast can be purchased during online registration.

Doors open at 5 a.m. with launch commencing at 6:05 a.m. Please note that all attendees will be required to present their ticket at the gate and the event is subject to change without notice. The spacecraft splashes down at 10:30 a.m. and the event ends promptly at 11 a.m., at which time Space Center Houston will resume regularly scheduled operating hours. Anyone wishing to extend the visit past 11 a.m. may purchase discount admission online to Space Center Houston.

Join us for “The Next Giant Leap!” For more information, registration or tickets to Space Center Houston, visit www.spacecenter.org.

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit space museum with an extensive science education program. The cornerstone of its science education mission is Space Center Houston, which USA Today called “The Big Draw” in the greater Houston area with nearly 800,000 visitors annually and a $45 million economic impact on the greater Houston area. It is the official visitor center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center and draws more than 100,000 teachers and students annually from around the world. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.

SOURCE: Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc.

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