Final Line-up Announced
HOUSTON, June 4, 2022 –Space Center Houston launches the Moon2Mars Festival, presented by Wellby, Powered by JSC FCU, June 9-12. The first annual Moon2Mars Festival celebrates the future of space from the Moon to Mars. The festival will highlight cutting-edge space technologies and Friday and Saturday will culminate with an evening concert featuring performances by American Authors, Wade Bowen and Katie Toupin.
This Moon2Mars Festival is one way Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, provides the public access to be a part of what’s happening now in space exploration.
The festival music line-up has something for everyone from pop to alternative rock and country music. The outdoor stage will kick off with live music entertainment at 4 p.m. Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11. Friday’s live music features a performance by Katie Toupin at 7 p.m. and Texan native Wade Bowen at 8:15 p.m. Saturday’s music features performances by Katie Toupin at 7 p.m. and American Authors at 8:15 p.m. Aaron Watson, who was previously announced on the line-up, is no longer performing at the festival due to doctor ordered vocal rest.
The 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.
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.
“We are thrilled about continuing and expanding our relationship with Space Center Houston by partnering together on this exciting event,” stated Marty Pell, President and CEO of Wellby, Powered by JSC FCU. “Our passion for empowering dreamers to reach for the stars drives us to remind the world that with permission to dream, there is no limit to human achievement. Together with Space Center Houston, we look forward to inspiring generations of Houstonians, whether they’re dreaming of reaching the Moon or Mars or achieving goals closer to home like financial well-being.”
Moon2Mars Festival offers something for everyone. Experience indoor and outdoor programming, panel discussions led by space experts, immersive learning opportunities, delicious 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.
Tickets are on sale now for Space Center Houston’s Moon2Mars Festival, presented by Wellby, Powered by JSC FCU, June 9-12. Moon2Mars Festival ticket prices are $34.95 for children (ages 4-11), $37.95 for seniors, $39.95 for adults (12 and older), and $34.95 (onsite only) for members of the military.
Visit www.spacecenter.org/moon2marsfestival for more information about the activities and hours of operation during this special period. Join the conversation, use #Moon2MarsFestival.
The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space exploration learning center with extensive educational programs. Space Center Houston is the cornerstone of its mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. The center draws more than 1.25 million visitors annually, was named “Best Museum in Texas” by USA Today and generates a $118.7 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Certified Autism Center. More than 250,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to experience the educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and do. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.