Need 2 Know: NASA announces free open house to celebrate 60th anniversary

HOUSTON – On Saturday, Oct. 27, NASA’s Johnson Space Center will open its doors to celebrate NASA’s 60th anniversary and the International Space Station’s 20th anniversary.

Here’s what you need to know.

Q: What is the cost?

A: It’s free!

Q: What can I see?

A: You get a behind-the-scenes look at some of what NASA has already accomplished. You will also get a look at what the space agency is doing to get ready to return to the moon and go on to Mars.

PHOTOS: NASA to hold open house at Johnson Space Center

Q: Can I meet astronauts, scientists and engineers?

A: Yes! And you will hear from guest speakers talking about the International Space Station, Orion and the commercial crews.

Q: What’s the speaker schedule in the Teague Auditorium in Building 2?


  • 10:30 a.m.: Welcome from the Center Director.
  • 11 a.m.: Exploration Integration Sciences Directorate.
  • 11:30 a.m.: Curating Ices and Organics.
  • Noon: NASA Astronaut
  • 12:30 p.m.: International Space Station Program.
  • 1 p.m.: Commercial Crew Program.
  • 1:30 p.m.: Orion Spacecraft.

Q: When can I visit?

A: The open house is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. No guests will be admitted after 1:30 p.m.

Q: What should I leave at home?

NASA asks that you leave firearms, weapons, ammunition, alcohol, coolers, food, beverages and pets at home. However, you are allowed to bring certified service dogs.


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On your way to our Open House? Don’t forget — ONLY the gates on Saturn Lane are open for visitors today!

Posted by NASA's Johnson Space Center on Saturday, October 27, 2018