Astronaut Program

The Astronaut Program is an annual partnership event of Public Partnership and Outreach with Texas A&M LAUNCH, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF), and the Wreyford Family Foundation.  Each fall the ASF sponsors a former astronaut as a guest lecturer and presenter of ASF scholarships to Texas A&M seniors. The program  is free of charge and open to the campus community and the general public.  Precollege school groups are especially encouraged to attend in the program’s efforts to emphasize pursuit of academic studies and future careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

The 2019 Astronaut Program will be part of Community Day of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) XXXIII Planetary Congress and will be held in the Ford Hall of Champions at Kyle Field, October 16, 2019, 10 – 11:30 am.   One or more Visiting Astronauts of the ASE will be on the Texas A&M campus and present at this year’s program and present ASF scholarships to Texas A&M seniors Camella Carlson (Biomedical Engineering) and Oscar Gonzalez (Chemistry).

Complete details about this year’s program will be posted soon. General information about the program or scheduling a school group to attend may be directed to Peggy Samson, peggys[at] or (979) 845-6366.

For information on the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, click here.

If you are interested in attending this year's event, please click here to complete the registration form.