Space Center Houston Hosts a Watch Party Celebrating the Return to the Moon


Artemis 1 Mission Watch Party Sept. 3


During Artemis I, Orion will venture thousands of miles beyond the moon during an approximately four to six-week mission.Credit NASA




Event date: Saturday, Sept. 3 

Doors open at 10 a.m. Launch scheduled for 1:17 p.m. CDT
Media check-in begins at 9 a.m.

Event location: Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058. Media will check in at the Guest Services Desk inside the building.

Media RSVP:  To attend, email Meridyth Moore at

Event description: Watch a historic space launch live at Space Center Houston. The nonprofit is hosting a watch party for NASA’s Artemis 1 mission launching to the Moon on Sept. 3. Guests will participate in fun activities, giveaways and more celebrating humanity's next giant leap.

Take part in this historic day and learn about the Artemis program.

Artemis I will be the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the ground systems at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This is the first in a series of increasingly complex missions. Artemis I will be an uncrewed flight test helping to inform future missions. During this flight, the Orion spacecraft will launch on the most powerful rocket in the world, the SLS and fly farther than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown.

The watch party is included in general admission. To learn more and for tickets, visit


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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space exploration learning center with extensive educational programs. Space Center Houston is the cornerstone of its mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. The center draws more than 1.25 million visitors annually, was named “Best Museum in Texas” by USA Today and generates a $118.7 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Certified Autism Center. More than 250,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to experience the educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and do. For more information, go to

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