Johnson Employees Root for the Home Team at Houston Astros Space City Night
As the 2023 baseball season entered its home stretch, employees of NASA’s Johnson Space Center joined with family and friends to cheer on the Houston Astros at the team’s Space City Monday on September 18.
Johnson-affiliated fans filled more than 200 seats at Minute Maid Park and watched as the Astros kicked off a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. Johnson’s public engagement team was on hand to pass out NASA stickers and solar eclipse glasses from a booth inside the stadium. The booth featured Space Launch System and Orion models, space food samples, and a spacesuit helmet and glove, and allowed the Johnson team to share information about the center’s upcoming open house. Fans throughout the stadium also had a chance to take photos with Johnson’s astronaut mascot, Cosmo.
The Astros extended a special group invitation to the game as part of the team’s decades-long collaboration with Johnson. The Space City players may not have won, but Johnson team members enjoyed rooting them on and talking to fellow fans about NASA’s exciting programs.
Enjoy more photos from the game below.