Top 5 Things to Do at Our Artemis I Launch Watch Party

Artemis I is about to launch on a mission to the Moon and we are celebrating with an out-of-this-world Launch Watch Party you won’t want to miss.

Join us for our free Artemis I Launch Watch Party on Monday, Aug. 29. Doors open at 5:15 a.m. and the morning will be filled with fun activities, giveaways, and more celebrating humanity’s next giant leap!


Here are just a few things our guests can expect to do at our watch party as we countdown to the first lunar launch in over half a century:

  1. Enter our raffle to win Artemis-themed giveaways. 

    The first 100 guests who arrive to the watch party will receive Artemis-themed door prizes. Not one of the first 100? Everyone will still have a chance to win one of our exciting raffles which you can enter upon arrival!

  2. Visit NASA’s Driven to Explore trailer. 

    Learn why we explore and how life in space benefits life on Earth through when you take a walk-through NASA’s Driven to Explore trailer. It will be on site for our watch party and is fully accessible. Touch a real Moon rock, get an up-close look at parts of a spacesuit, and ask real NASA experts your questions about the launch and life in space!

  3. Snap a photo with Commander Quest and Cosmo or in Lockheed Martin’s gravity-defying Space Café. 

    There will be great photo opportunities at our watch party! Snap a selfie with Commander Quest or Cosmo. Have a friend take your photo as you “Hold the Moon,” near our Artemis exhibit. Defy gravity in Lockheed Martin’s Instagrammable Space Café.  Use #WeAreArtemis and tag us for a chance to have your photos shared and posted on our in-center feed during the watch party! 

  4. Munch on Artemis Moon Pies and grab a coffee at Grounds Control. 

    We are celebrating the return to the Moon with our favorite iconic lunar treat — Moon Pies. The best part? They are free for all our watch party guests! Early mornings also call for coffee. That is why our Grounds Control coffee shop will be open early for all our watch party guests.  

  5. Learn about the mission with various Artemis-themed Pop-up Labs.

    There will be plenty to do in the leadup to the launch, like visiting all our Artemis-themed Pop-Up labs that will be located around the Main Plaza. Our educators will walk you through fun interactive Artemis-themed activities to learn more about the missions and humanity’s next giant leap. 

The watch party is free before operating hours. If the launch shifts during operating hours, the event will be included in general admission. Date and time are subject to change.

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