In honor of International Human Space Flight Day, we present "Mercury to Shuttle & Beyond" celebrating the achievements of space pioneers and the unsung heroes who made space travel a reality.
Hear the stories of space history as recounted by the women Mercury 13 who, while never part of NASA's astronaut program and never flew in space, underwent some of the same physical and physiological tests of their male counterparts. Discover the importance of aerospace careers that aren't widely recognized but essential to the success of space missions.
This one-day special event is included with paid admission to Space Center Houston.
Saturday April 12th
- 10:00: Opening International Dance Performance – Education Stage
- 10:30: Donna Shirley, Managing Martians: A Woman's Lifelong Quest to Get to Mars - Destiny Theater
- 11:00: Astronaut Clay Anderson – Blast-Off Theater
- 11:30: Keynote Presentation: Mercury 13 – Space Center Theater
- 12:00: Astronaut Autographs – Astronaut Gallery
- 12:30: Behind the Scenes at NASA – Silver Moon
- 1:00: Astronaut Clay Anderson – Blast-Off Theater
- 1:00: International Dance Performance – Zero-G Stage
- 2:00: International Dance Performance – Education Stage