Orion First Flight


December 4, 2014 9:30am - 1:30pm

The Bullock Museum has partnered with NASA to offer programming for the first test flight of Orion, the new spacecraft that will enable humans to explore deep space and eventually travel to Mars. Programming will be presented in the IMAX Theatre throughout the day.

Update: The NASA launch team postponed the liftoff time for Orion to 6:05 a.m. CST on Friday, December 5. You can view NASA's launch coverage starting at 5 a.m. tomorrow on NASA TV and on the Orion blog. The Museum will not be hosting a viewing; however, school group activities are available at the Museum on Thursday, December 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

School Groups

Activity stations available from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Programming in the IMAX theatre begins at 10:30 a.m. and will consist of a conversation with NASA experts, including a mission control veteran of the Apollo and Shuttle programs, about the Orion mission and a look at the historical context that has led to this most recent chapter in human space exploration. Call (512) 463-6712 or email reservations@thestoryoftexas.com to reserve your place at this FREE program.