Region 3 goes to NASA 2021


NASA Trip 2021

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With always something new and exciting to see, plan to join us for Region 3 Day at Space Center Houston.  Since our last region visit, a flown SpaceX Falcon rocket exhibit has opened.  It’s one of only two SpaceX Falcon 9 boosters on display.  Walk underneath this marvel of reusable space technology and learn how it is making space more accessible.  The space and science exploration learning center has more than 400 things to see and do.  SCH has the largest collection of spacesuits and Moon rocks on public display in the world.  New in 2021 is the film “Down to Earth: The Astronaut Perspective,” showing daily at 1:00 pm in the Mission Briefing Center. At Independence Plaza, go inside the shuttle replica Independence mounted on top of the historic and original NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft, and then explore the giant plane.  It is the world’s only shuttle mounted on an SCA and the only one allowing the public to enter both. Hosted by the USS Zavala, the Region 3 Starfleet Day at Space Center Houston will be very special since it is the first time R3 has been able to have members gathered in person since 2019. Start making your plans to be part of the celebration by joining us on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

The Region will do a pre-paid advance group ticket purchase to reduce your cost to attend. With fees included, your total is $18 per ticket (regardless of age). This requires a minimum 15 ticket purchase so please get your payment submitted by the deadline.  Payment MUST be received no later than Tuesday, September 2, 2021. There are no refunds for this type of advance group sale purchase. Following our day at Space Center Houston, we will convene for supper (location and time to be announced).

Space Center Houston opens for visitors at 10:00 am. Parking is $5.00 after 9:00 am. We will gather in the parking lot prior to opening to distribute tickets at 9:30 am. We will convene at precisely 10:30 am for a group photo inside. Dress casually for your busy day at SCH (Region or chapter shirts or any Star Trek themed shirt) and bring your uniform to change into for supper (another group photo op).

Don’t forget dinner! We will meet up at Mamasito’s Mexican Restaurant NASA, 515 NASA Rd. 1, Webster, TX 77598.  Reservation is for 6:00 pm. Please RSVP Here. 
Deadline for dinner reservations is also 2 September.

The preferred hotel for this trip is the Days Inn & Suites NASA, 201 N. Texas Ave., Webster, TX 77598. To make reservations please contact Lucy Franck directly –
Rates are $64.99 for single, $74.99 for double Queens, plus of course taxes – but again, do not contact the hotel, go through Lucy. Deadline for dinner reservations is again, 2 September.

We look forward to hosting you for Region 3 Day at Space Center Houston. If you need assistance or have questions, please feel free to contact Lucy Franck (

Event Details

Start date: September 11, 2021

End date: September 11, 2021

Start time: 09:00 CDT

End time: 17:00 CDT


Directions: 1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058