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Space Center Houston hosts Moon2Mars Festival, educating the public on NASA’s mission to bring humans to the moon and beyond

Celebrate and learn about NASA’s plans to return to the Moon with the launch of Space Center Houston’s Moon2Mars Festival, presented by Wellby, Powered by JSC FCU, taking place June 9-12. The annual festival will highlight new technologies under development to protect and transport humans to the Moon, Mars and beyond in the coming years.  

This Moon2Mars Festival is one way Space Center Houston provides the public to be a part of what’s happening now in space exploration. 

Video courtesy of Space Center Houston.

Moon2Mars Festival will offer a one-day business-to-business conference on Thursday, June 9, and a three-day public festival Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12 celebrating NASA’s Artemis program and the innovations that will help us establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon.

“Space City is known for driving innovation, and it’s the home of Mission Control, so there’s no better place to experience the latest in space exploration than at Space Center Houston,” said William T. Harris, president and CEO of Space Center Houston. “We are excited to provide people of all ages with access to the latest in space tech and to celebrate together as we look ahead at exploring more of the lunar surface and preparing to send astronauts to Mars.”  

Commercial companies and NASA are developing technologies to enable future scientific discoveries to benefit humanity. The business-to-business conference aims to be a convening destination for the aerospace industry to connect, learn about the latest in space exploration, and inspire attendees to design innovative business solutions. The conference will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, networking events and opportunities throughout the day. 

Image courtesy of Space Center Houston.

The three-day public festival will provide an up-close look at some of the space technology we’ll need to go to the Moon and Mars like rovers, spacesuits, landers and more. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technology needed for future space missions from NASA and leading companies working with NASA. These technological wonders will be displayed at Space Center Houston, the home of numerous artifacts tracing the past and exciting future of human space exploration. 

The experience will include indoor and outdoor programming, panel discussions led by space experts, immersive learning opportunities, food and beverage offerings from Wolfgang Puck Catering, live music and additional programming on the outdoor stage throughout the days and evenings of June 10-12.

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