Experience LaunchFest

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What’s it like to be a part of the NASA family? LaunchFest will show you how much fun it really is.

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Tour LaunchFest

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Discover Maryland’s world-renowned NASA facilities at the Goddard Space Flight Center!

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Celebrate LaunchFest

Astronauts working with a Hubble model in a neutral buoyancy tank

Join the community celebration of NASA’s unprecedented year with 15 major science launches, eight managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

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LaunchFest "Pods"

Come and learn about the Goddard Space Flight Center as NASA prepares for an unprecedented year of 15 major science launches. This FREE event will feature unique interactive demonstrations, exceptional entertainment, a variety of food vendors and fun for the whole family!

Learn about NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center through informative, interactive pods located throughout the campus.

Exploration: Get inspired by NASA’s space exploration and science activities. Check out Goddard’s missions in planetary, astrophysics, astronomy, and heliophysics science.

Technology: Meet NASA engineers and check out our latest technology.

Green: Discover NASA’s Earth Science research and our contributions to better understanding our changing planet.

People: Learn about cool jobs and what it takes to work at Goddard.

Other activities: Enjoy contests, demonstrations and entertainment for kids and young adults at Goddard's Visitor Center, Recreation Center and the mall! A variety of food and refreshments will be available on the mall.