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, June 9-12, 2022.

The annual festival will highlight new technologies under development to protect and transport humans through NASA’s Artemis missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Moon2Mars Festival will offer interactive entertainment and fun for all ages. Musical performers Aaron Watson and Katie Toupin will take the outdoor main stage on Friday, June 10. American Authors and SHAED will perform on Saturday, June 11. DJ’s, immersive presentations, and other live acts will provide entertainment on the outdoor stage earlier in the day.

Attendees to the three-day public festival June 10 – 12 can experience engaging indoor and outdoor activities, panel discussions led by space experts, a kid’s zone for children of all ages, immersive learning opportunities, delicious food and beverage offerings from Wolfgang Puck Catering, and live entertainment.

Moon2Mars Festival will provide an up-close look at the space technology, rovers, spacesuits, landers and more, needed to go to the Moon and Mars. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technology 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.

“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.”

Kicking off Moon2Mars Festival is a one-day business-to-business conference on Thursday, June 9.  The conference will 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 and networking opportunities.  It will celebrate NASA’s Artemis program and the innovations that will help establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon.

A longtime supporter of Space Center Houston, Wellby, Powered by JSC FCU will be the presenting sponsor of Moon2Mars. “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. “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.”

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. Space Center Houston members receive discounted pricing of $10 per ticket (limited to the number of admissions per membership level) and $5 off additional tickets (limit of 6 per online transaction).

Visit www.spacecenter.org/moon2marsfestival for more information about the activities, entertainment lineup, and hours of operation during this special celebration. Join the conversation at #Moon2MarsFestival.