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40th Anniversary of Women in Space | Afternoon Tea

Jun 15, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023 Chat With An Astronaut

The visitor complex celebrates the 40th Anniversary of American Women in Space with a specially ticketed Afternoon Tea!

Join us inside Chat With An Astronaut at 3:30 PM to hear from trailblazing females in the space industry. In this small group setting, enjoy tea, hors d'oeuvres, champagne, and commemorative gifts as they discuss their personal experiences in their fields. This separately ticketed event also includes an opportunity to ask your questions in a personalized setting, as well as a private meet and greet. The event will be moderated by Lisa Malone, former Director of Public Affairs for NASA, Kennedy Space Center (KSC).

Confirmed Panelists:

  • June 15
    • Former NASA astronauts Anna Fisher & Kathy Thornton
    • Colonel Erin R. Gulden - Senior Materiel Leader, Launch Execution National Security Space Launch, U.S. Space Force
    • Kelly DeFazio - Program Director of Transition and KSC Site Director for the Lockheed Martin Spacecraft Orion
  • June 16
    • Former NASA astronauts Anna Fisher & Kathy Thorton
    • Vanessa Wyche - Director; Johnson Space Center (JSC)
    • Noelle Zietsman - Vice President and Chief Engineer; Boeing Exploration Systems (BES)
    • Janet Kavandi – President & Chief Science Officer of Sierra Space


The Women in Space Afternoon Tea event is $83 per person, in addition to admission.



Women in Space Pin Logo with background of women who have contributed to our exploration of space

40th Anniversary of Women in Space | Afternoon Tea