Museum of Science and Industry


NASA Astronaut John Grunsfeld

June 23, 2009



Event Essentials


  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • June 23, 2009
  • Time:
  • 1:15 PM
  • Location:
  • Main Level, West Pavilion
    Museum Map
  • Cost:
  • Included in general admission to the Museum but reservations required. (Event is sold out.)

This event is full; reservations are no longer available.

Less than a month after his Space Shuttle Atlantis landing, the Museum of Science and Industry will welcome Chicago native and NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld back to Chicago to present details of his mission to Museum guests.

A native of Highland Park, Ill., Dr. Grunsfeld is now the veteran of five space flights, and has logged almost 60 days in space. He will lead a fascinating presentation about his recent mission. Dr. Grunsfeld will discuss and showcase his recent 13-day trip to the International Space Station for the final servicing mission for the Hubble Space Telescope. The mission included five grueling space walks to repair and upgrade the telescope, which extended the observatory’s capabilities into the next decade.

Following the formal presentation, guests will be able to ask questions and also have the opportunity to meet Dr. Grunsfeld and get his autograph.


Museum Hours
  • through January 3
    Daily* from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    * 12/24, 12/31, 1/1—closing 4 p.m.;
    Closed on Christmas Day
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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