Press Release

New Exhibit “Facing Mars” Opens May 24 at Space Center Houston

By SpaceRef Editor
May 16, 2014
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What: Space Center Houston’s new exhibit “Facing Mars” will take visitors on a voyage of discovery, challenging them to test limits and venture to new frontiers. In one visit, participants will be able to become an astronaut-in-training, a planetary geologist and a spacecraft technician through this new interactive exhibition that focuses on the real-life challenges of sending humans to Mars. This limited-engagement exhibit runs through Sept. 1 and is included with paid admission to Space Center Houston. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to

When: Daily May 24-Sept. 1, 2014

Where: Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058

Ticket prices: $22.95 for adults, $21.95 for seniors (65+), $18.95 for children (3-11).

Visitors can save $5 by buying in advance online at or by visiting one of several Houston-area promotional partner locations.

Why: “Unlike other space exhibits,”Facing Mars” isn’t just about visiting another planet; it’s about exploring whether humans have the ingenuity to solve the fundamental challenges of the next phase of space travel and exploration,” says Paul Spana, Space Center Houston’s exhibits manager. 

The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with an extensive science education program and a space museum. The cornerstone of its science education mission is Space Center Houston, one of the top attractions in the greater Houston area with nearly 800,000 visitors annually and the official visitor center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. For more information, go to

SpaceRef staff editor.