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Moon 2 Mars Festival

Thursday at 3:00 p.m. on Houston Life, we’re celebrating the Space Center Houston’s Moon2Mars Festival, June 9-12. The first annual Moon2Mars Festival celebrates the future of space from the Moon to Mars. The festival has something for everyone in your family. You can explore a space capsule, get up close with a spacesuit, enjoy food from Wolfgang Puck catering and live musical concerts on an outdoor stage! Joe Sam is live from the Festival Thursday at 3:00 p.m. on KPRC 2.

'Tis the season! Here are 18 Houston-area lights displays to attend during the holidays

Space Center Houston presents an out of this world holiday light display, Galaxy Lights presented by Reliant beginning Nov. 16. HOUSTON - Communities all over Houston are preparing to light the town. Beginning Nov. 9, The Galleria will host its annual tree lighting, and then 17 more holiday light events will follow, including the 100th Annual Reliant Light Mayor's Holiday Spectacular and the ongoing Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens. Here are the holiday lighting events happening around town:Tree Lighting at The Galleria Nov. 95085 Westheimer Road, HoustonAdmission: FreeJingle Tree at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land Nov. 1513016 University Blvd., Sugar LandAdmission: Members Free; Adults $12, Children and Seniors (62+) $9Moody Gardens Festival of Lights Nov. 16 - Jan. 121 Hope Blvd., GalvestonAdmission: $9 - $19Space Center Houston Galaxy Lights Nov. 16 - Jan. 51601 E NASA Parkway, HoustonAdmission: Free for children 3 and younger, Public $20, Member $16Market Street Tree Lighting Nov. 219595 Six Pines Drive, The WoodlandsLaCenterra Tree Lighting Nov. 2223501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., KatyTomball Christmas Tree Lighting Nov. 22201 S. Elm, TomballAdmission: FreeGlisten Holiday Lighting Nov. 23800 Town and Country Blvd., HoustonUptown Holiday Lighting Nov. 281908 Post Oak Blvd., HoustonAdmission: FreeHoliday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez Nov. 292024 Seawall Blvd., GalvestonPearland Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 3011200 Broadway St., Pearland900 Bagby St., HoustonAdmission: FreeHumble Christmas Parade of Lights Dec. 3E Main St., HumbleLight the Towne Dec. 49945 Barker Cypress Road, CypressMain Street Tree Lighting in Seabrook Dec. 51700 First St., SeabrookAdmission: FreeMissouri City Snowfest Festival Dec. 61522 Texas Parkway, Missouri CityPasadena City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 61149 Ellsworth Drive, PasadenaAdmission: FreeSugar Land Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 615958 City Walk, Sugar LandAdmission: FreeCopyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.

Freedom Over Texas to feature 9,000 square feet of space and science exhibits

EMBED >More News Videos Here's how you can catch the Orion spacecraft as it's on the move. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- They don't call Houston the Space City for nothing!The CITGO Freedom Over Texas celebration is a few days away, and officials are working with NASA to bring an exclusive Space City experience, including a chance for attendees to see a mock-up of the Orion spacecraft.The 20,000 pound mock-up spacecraft will hit the road Tuesday night and head downtown.It will be moved from its base at the Johnson Space Center in Clear Lake to Eleanor Tinsley Park.It's set to be featured in the Space City Experience Exhibit during Freedom Over Texas.This year, the event comes as the nation is marking 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing.To honor the anniversary, Freedom Over Texas will offer visitors the chance to meet real astronauts, take virtual reality tours of the International Space Station, watch demonstrations of NASA robots, and more.But the festivities don't stop there. The city of Houston as well as the Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston are celebrating Space Month throughout the entire month of July. Check out the list of events below:Dine with an Apollo-era flight controller and talk with them about their experiences, memories and learnings.In hands-on workshops, children will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what it took to send humans to the moon.Dine during a panel discussion in which children of astronauts and flight controllers share memories of growing up in the Apollo era.Legendary NASA flight director Gene Kranz reflects on his experience at Apollo Mission Control during the Apollo 11 landing.Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon and the first steps on the Moon, including panel presentations with Apollo era flight controllers, festival events, and evening concert.1960s-themed party with buffet dinner, live music and activities, Apollo-era artifacts, and interactive exhibits and activities featuring the present and future of human space exploration.

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