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 11:00 and 1:00 with a 30 minute presentation and Q and A. Check upon arrival for the location.

‘Apollo 13’ author talks ‘Apollo 8’

Apollo 8 book

Hear about the untold historic voyage of Apollo 8 from author Jeffrey Kluger, coauthor of “Apollo 13,” from 1 to 2 p.m. on June 13 in the Mission Briefing Center. Stick around to get his book and autograph from 2 to 3 p.m. outside Space Trader Gift shop.

Kluger has written several books including “Apollo 13,” originally published as “Lost Moon.” He has also authored over forty cover stories for Time magazine where he served as science editor and senior writer.

Kruger’s newest book explores the thrilling story of the Apollo 8 mission. Apollo 8 was the second human spaceflight mission for America. It launched Dec. 21, 1968 and the crew became the first to leave Earth’s orbit, reach the moon, orbit the moon and return safely to Earth.