The ASE Annual Planetary Congress features an opening and closing ceremony, as well as several events that showcase the unique aspects and premiere institutions of the host country & city.

2019 OPENING Ceremony - October 14, 2019
Space Center Houston

Remarks by Invited National and Local Leaders, including:
Vice President of the United States, Michael R. Pence (invited)
NASA Administrator, James F. Bridenstine (invited)
Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner (invited)
NASA Johnson Space Center Director, Mark S. Geyer (Confirmed)

Opening Ceremony Hosts:
ASE Astronaut & Executive Committee President, Mike Lopez- Alegria
ASE Astronaut & Congress Chair, Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar

Ceremony will include live internet streaming.

Award Ceremony DINNER - October 17, 2019
The museum of FiNe Arts, Houston

One of the highlights of the Congress is the ASE presentations of the ASE Crystal Helmet Award and the Leonov Medals.

Further ceremony detail to be provided.

2019 Closing Ceremony - OCtober 18, 2019
Space Center Houston

Ceremony detail to be provided.

Ceremony will include live internet streaming.