The Space Center Houston will host the annual Moon 2 Mars Festival for the second year in a row from March 11-20 and will showcase live performances and expert speakers over the course of the event, according to a release from Space Center Houston.

The festival will celebrate NASA's planned Artemis program, which will feature a series of missions that plan to land the first woman and first person of color on the moon.

Live performances begin March 16 and will feature alternative rock band Sister Hazel, Grammy award-winner Rick Springfield and Austin-based band Bidi Bidi Banda, according to the release.

Keynote presentations and talks by experts and leaders in the space industry will take place March 20; however, speakers have yet to be announced and revealed.

Cutting-edge space technology will be on display alongside Lockheed-Martin virtual reality experts, meet and greet opportunities with astronauts, and a "Future Astronaut Training Grounds Kid's Zone" by THINK Neurology, according to the release.

Tickets for the festival are currently on sale, and access to the festival is included in general admission to Space Center Houston, according to the release. Furthermore, there is an early bird discount of up to 10% that will end Feb. 28.

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