Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-135 Mission Astronauts to Visit New York’s American Museum of Natural History, Aug 16

Hundreds of young people will greet four astronauts from space shuttle Atlantis’ STS-135 mission at their first New York public appearance since completing their mission July 21.


The American Museum of Natural History will hold a public event, Tuesday, August 16, 10:30-11:30 am to celebrate this historic mission, which marks the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program, and will welcome Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim. The astronauts will speak briefly about their experiences and answer questions from New York City children in the audience. This event is free with Museum admission.


This event is free with Museum admission. Suggested general admission, which supports the Museum’s scientific and educational endeavors and offers access to the Museum’s 46 halls including the Rose Center for Earth and Space, is $19 (adults) suggested, $14.50(students/seniors) suggested, $10.50 (children) suggested. For tickets, call 212-769-5200 or visit

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