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Space Gallery Opening Weekend

Event Date: Apr, 15 2023

Experience our newest permanent exhibit, SPACE GALLERY with a weekend full of Hangar Talks, special guests, activities and more!

Much of the early development at NASA was rooted in aviation. Leaders in space exploration often started their careers as pilots, serve in the military, or have STEM-based backgrounds. Showcasing this area of Texas aviation history, SPACE GALLERY marks a new view of the evolution of aviation to aerospace.

SPACE GALLERY Opening Weekend Schedule:

  • Friday, April 14 – SPACE GALLERY opens to the public
    Included in your general admission and FREE for museum members. Giveaways throughout the weekend. (While supplies last.)
  • Saturday, April 15
    • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – NASA Rover Q&A and Artifact Display
      Meet Chris Looper, LSFM Volunteer, NASA Engineer, and member of the Desert RATS 2010 Crew. Looper spent a week living on the NASA Rover during a 2010 field test. This team of engineers, astronauts and scientists conducted technology development research for future planetary exploration missions.
    • 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Shuttle Paper Airplane Activity
    • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – FREE Flight Simulators
    • 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. – Crew Compartment Trainer Hangar Talk
      Presented by LSFM Volunteer and NASA Contractor, Doug McMullen. Doug worked as a Space Shuttle Operations, Systems Engineering & Integration contractor for NASA, overseeing safety assessments for Space Shuttle flight hardware and mission operations.
  • Sunday, April 16
    • 1 – 4 p.m. – FREE Flight Simulators
  • Other Happenings
    • LSFM B-25 Flying – Sat., April 15. Weather permitting. Schedule TBA.

SPACE GALLERY Opening Weekend schedule is subject to change.

SPACE GALLERY was made possible by the generous support of:

NASA Johnson Space Center

Museum of Flight • USM

SMS-MB Sponsors

Texas A&M University

Association of Space Explorers • The Boeing Company • Carl Brainerd

Dr. Bonnie Dunbar • Michael Foreman • Jacobs Technology

KBR – Clear Lake • Dr. Dimitris and Magdalini Lagoudas • Preston E. Page

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