Spend a day with space royalty while we celebrate the grand opening of the Grissom Center in Bonne Terre, MO!
About this Event
Update Mar 11, 2019
Advanced Eventbrite Tickets for this event have sold out. There may be some available that day if there are some no shows.
For the Public
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, to dedicate the new Grissom Center
For Ticket Holders Only
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Tour the Museum, book signing with George Leopold and Astronaut Jerry Ross
For Event Ticket Holders Only
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Flight Director Rob Kelso speaks
2:00 PM - Open Ended: Panel Discussion (Panel to include astronauts Charles Walker, Richard Richards, Linda Godwin, Thomas Akers and Jerry Ross, as well as Shuttle Flight Director Rob Kelso, Author George Leopold, and Public Television Celebrity Janet Ivey)
Distinguished guests also include: Lowell and Scott Grissom - the family to which the Grissom Center is dedicated.
*Please note that children of ages 5 and under may attend free of charge. However, depending on event attendance, children in this age group may be asked to sit on their guardian's lap during the panel discussion.
For Event Ticket Holders
Upon arrival at the Grissom Center, you will be given a map to the two venues the event will be hosted at. You will also exchange your Eventbrite ticket for a wristband, as well as an "anytime ticket." The wristband will grant you access to all the days' events, and the "anytime ticket" will give you access to a tour of the museum. The anytime ticket is provided for your convenience, and can be utilized the day of the event or any day after if you'd prefer to tour the museum with less of a crowd.
Lastly, the wristband will also give you access to a FREE lunch provided by the Samaritan Lodge. There will be other vendors available on site to provide variety, but these vendors will be at your cost.
For Museum Ticket Buyers
Upon arrival at the Grissom Center you will able to purchase an "anytime ticket." The “anytime ticket” is provided for your convenience, and can be utilized the day of the event or any day after if you'd prefer to tour the museum with less of a crowd.
Autographs will only be available on the second floor of HERITAGE HALL between 10:30 AM - 12 NOON.
In order to raise funds for the ongoing mission of the museum our dignitaries have chosen to waive their normal signing fees and will sign your single personal item for $5. You may also purchase a signed photo for $10. All proceeds support the museum.
To insure everyone has time to secure an autograph and in fairness to our VIPS, we are limiting autographs to:
ONE AUTOGRAPH PER PERSON PER DIGNITARY PLEASE! NO INSCRIPTIONS! NO EXCEPTIONS!
The Space Museum will have a display at the festival and will be open on the day of the eclipse for visitors. Come see the work that has been done to expand the museum into our annex.
For more information visit: http://dailyjournalonline.com/bonneterre/news/aire-festival-set-for-solar-eclipse-weekend/article_e16c50d8-c4e7-5e73-9c78-efa398c6b7fa.html
The International Space Development Conference® will begin with pre-conference seminars and tours on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The conference will continue all day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Each day will open with a plenary session at 9:00 AM followed by multiple concurrent tracks. The conference will include a large Exhibit Midway bustling with aerospace companies, innovative makers, authors, artists, and vendors. Multiple networking opportunities including receptions, lunches, dinners, and after-hours social events will allow participants to meet people of similar interests and aspirations. Meals are an additional cost. The conference will end on Monday with morning programming and lunch. Plan now to attend ISDC® 2017!
St. Louis Space Frontier is hosting the Third Annual Gateway to Space Conference! Our theme this year is Innovations in Space.
The mission of Gateway to Space 2016 is to provide an opportunity for people immersed in the exploration, development, and settlement of Space to network and share innovative ideas, research, and products that will make an impact on thriving communities in Space.
The conference will be held at Saint Louis University's Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology on Saturday, October 8, 2016.
The one day conference will include:
- Morning coffee
- Keynote presenter, Brian Stofiel of Stofiel Aerospace
- Innovations in Space talks
- Opportunities to network
- Gateway to Space awards to Parks College and Earl Mullins, Founder of The Space Museum
In addition to the one day conference attendees may optionally participate in:
A Friday afternoon tour of Saint Louis University's Aerospace Engineering Labs, which include low speed and supersonic wind tunnels, a flow visualization water tunnel, 3-D printers, and the Space Systems Lab. The tour is from 3:30-4:30 on Friday, October 7. Meet at 3:15pm in the McDonnell Douglas Hall Rotunda. (Parking is available on the street or in a nearby parking garage.)
First Friday at St. Louis Science Center on October 7 - set up table at 5:30pm, event begins at 6pm. Come and have fun at "Dreams and Nightmares!" Our table is on the Planetarium side but the entire Science Center will be filled with activities, speakers, and movies for adults, young and old. For the schedule visit: http://www.slsc.org/dreamsandnightmares
Lunch on your own on Saturday. Visit SLU's website for ideas for lunch: http://www.slu.edu/where-to-eat
Tour of MOTO Motorcycle Museum at 5:00pm on Saturday.
- Dinner Saturday evening at 5:30 pm at Triumph Grill for networking fun. (Each person can order off the menu and pay for his/her own meal and beverages.)
Innovations in Space talks include:
- Technology, Self-education, and Innovation
- "Lifting ferries" for cargo jets and -- some day -- rockets
- STEAM Education that is Out of This World
- A Method for Minimizing the Effects of Weightlessness in Long-term Space Travel
- Role of Bioreactors in Space Farms
- Undergraduate-Led CubeSat Development
- Exploring Mars to Civilize Earth
- Rocket Propulsion Laboratory
- Watch for Falling Rocks – Avoiding the Next Chelyabinsk Event
- High Altitude Balloons (HABs) for High-value Planetary Science Observation
- Catching Fire!
To register and get tickets go to:
Hosted by St. Louis Space Frontier and Saint Louis University's Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology.
September 9th :: Pre-Festival Dance Party in advance of the 2016 Bonne Terre Aire Festival. Great music with Medallion, beverages and snacks. $15/person - $25/couple. Price includes admission to the Aire Festival on Saturday and the Medallion Concert that evening. Don't miss this evening event !
September 10th :: 9 am Craft Vendors, Food Vendors, Airplane/helicopter Rides, Earl Mullins Rocket Launch, R/C airplane demos, Pony Rides, Live Music - BALLOON GLOW at dusk. Medallion starts at 6:00 pm. $5 Admission.
Please join us for the grand opening of The Space Museum Annex. The date is tentative due to the remodeling work still in progress.
We hope to have an Astronaut as a guest along with some of the McDonnell Aircraft Company engineers and workers who are helping us.
There will be lots of room for more displays in the Annex.
Check back here for updates. It's going to be a grand opening.
The last time we attempted to launch a rocket..... well.... we'll just call it a learning experience. Now it's time to take what we learned and try it again!
Follow along on Facebook for news & updates!
(In case of bad weather on Saturday we'll try to launch on Sunday - Watch Facebook for updates)
Check out these videos from our previous launches!