Arts & Entertainment

Experience the Space Shuttle Endeavour with Captain Mark Kelly, Commander of the Endeavour’s Final Mission


Your inspiring Inside Access evening at the California Science Center will begin with a private viewing of the IMAX presentation "Hubble 3D," followed by a self-guided tour of "Endeavour: The California Story," a companion exhibit featuring images and artifacts that relate to the shuttle program in California, where the orbiters were built.

From the exhibit you will be escorted to the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion and greeted with passed hors d'oeuvres and Prosecco.

Following the light bites reception, guests will be seated for dinner underneath the orbiter Endeavour. In this awe inspiring setting Captain Mark Kelly, winner of numerous awards, including the Legion of Merit, two Defense Superior Service Medals and two Distinguished Flying Crosses, will share his experiences as an astronaut and his eventful life. Following his remarks there will be time for a question and answer session. Your evening will end with a dessert reception and the opportunity for photos with Captain Kelly.

Captain Mark Kelly was selected as an astronaut in 1996. With 6,000 flight hours in more than 50 different aircraft, 375 aircraft carrier landings, 39 combat missions and more than 50 days in space, he flew his first of four missions in 2001 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour, the same space shuttle that he commanded on its final flight in May 2011. He also commanded Space Shuttle Discovery and is one of only two individuals who have visited the International Space Station on four different occasions.

The California Science Center, the West Coast's largest hands-on science center, has been the proud recipient of numerous awards from organizations for work in carrying out their mission of stimulating curiosity and science learning in everyone.

Experience Includes:

  • Private viewing of the IMAX Presentation of "Hubble 3D"
  • Self-Guided Tour of "Endeavour: The California Story" Exhibit exclusively for Inside Access guests
  • Wine and Hors d'oeuvres Reception
  • Private Dinner Beneath the Endeavour
  • Dessert Reception
  • Meet and Greet & Photos with Captain Mark Kelly
  • Valet Parking at the California Science Center

Event Date:
Monday - July 14, 2014

Event Schedule:
5:15 PM Arrival and Check In
5:30 PM IMAX Presentation of "Hubble 3D"
6:15 PM Self-Guided Tour of "Endeavour: The California Story" Exhibit
6:45 PM Reception in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion
7:00 PM Dinner Beneath the Endeavour
7:30 PM Captain Kelly Remarks / Q&A
8:00 PM Dessert Reception and Photos
9:00 PM Event Concludes