Press Room

Press Room

We look forward to hosting you! All media visits must be arranged by appointment at this time. Please reach out to [email protected], with two days' notice, to set up a time to visit.

The California Science Center Communications Department is available to assist media with arrangements for interviews, exhibition visits, image and B-roll requests. Please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you.

Featured Press Releases

Go for Stack is completed with Endeavour having been mated earlier this week.
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Space Shuttle Endeavour Is Now Fully Stacked and Mated, Completing World’s Only Ready-to-Launch Space Shuttle Display

The California Science Center has successfully completed the world’s only authentic space shuttle system display in launch configuration. 

ET-94’s installation is the penultimate phase in the unprecedented Go for Stack process
With the Lift and Mating of ET-94, the California Science Center Achieves Another Go for Stack Milestone

The California Science Center reached another major milestone toward its future display of space shuttle Endeavour in ready-to-launch configuration with the completed mating of the massive External Tank, ET-94, to the Solid Rocket Boosters

Both SRMs side by side in the Shuttle Gallery.
California Science Center Completes Installation of Two Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motors for Upcoming Go for Stack Configuration

Motors will be part of Endeavour's 20-story "ready-to-launch" display, the star attraction of the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center.

 Kent Kresa (President) and daughter Kiren Kresa-Reahl, MD (Secretary) of the Kresa Family Foundation at the site of the Kent Kresa Space Gallery in the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. This major expansion of the California Science Center in South Los Angeles is currently under construction.
$25 Million Gift from Aerospace Leader Kent Kresa Fuels California Science Center Foundation's EndeavourLA Campaign, Names New Space Gallery of the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center

The California Science Center's Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center project has received another major boost with a $25 million gift from aerospace leader Kent Kresa and the Kresa Family Foundation. In recognition of this significant investment in science education, the Science Center will name the Kent Kresa Space Gallery, one of three galleries to be part of its 200,000 square-foot expansion, currently under construction. 

Carina Nebula captured by the James Webb Space Telescope
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NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI
New IMAX® Original Documentary “Deep Sky” to Make its Los Angeles Debut Exclusively at the California Science Center on October 20, 2023

 Audiences will embark on a journey to the beginning of time and space, to never-before-seen cosmic landscapes, and to recently discovered exoplanets, when “Deep Sky” makes its Los Angeles premiere at the California Science Center on October 20, 2023. The newest IMAX® original documentary, “Deep Sky” will bring the awe-inspiring images captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to the giant screen.

Motors Will Be Part of Endeavour’s 20-story “Ready-to-Launch" Display,  th Star Attraction of the Future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center
Los Angeles Welcomes California Science Center’s Two Solid Rocket Motors Today for Upcoming Go for Stack Installation

Crowds turned out on Wednesday, October 11, to watch the arrival of two large Solid Rocket Motors (SRMs) in the next phase of Go for Stack – the complex, multi-phase process of moving and lifting each of the space shuttle components into place for Space Shuttle Endeavour’s upcoming awe-inspiring 20-story vertical display. 

Korean Air's Chairman and CEO, Walter Cho, poses with the President and CEO of the California Science Center, Jeffrey Rudolph, at the site of the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center.
California Science Center Foundation Receives $25 Million Gift from Korean Air to Name New Aviation Gallery of the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center

The California Science Center Foundation today announced an extraordinary gift of $25 million from five-star airline, Korean Air, to name the Aviation Gallery – one of three major educational exhibit galleries comprising the new Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, currently under construction. Korean Air’s generous commitment is the single largest corporate contribution to the California Science Center.  

Rendering of future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center
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ZGF
The California Science Center to Begin Go for Stack on July 20, 2023

On July 20, 2023 - Space Exploration Day - the California Science Center will commence Go for Stack, the complex process of moving and lifting each of the space shuttle components into place for Endeavour’s upcoming, awe-inspiring 20-story vertical display in the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. The installation of the two aft skirts, the base of the solid rocket boosters, will mark the first Go for Stack milestone and lay the foundation upon which the entire shuttle stack will be built. 

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CONTACT US

 

Kristina Kurasz Cutting

Communications Director, California Science Center Foundation 

Contact for: Exhibitions, Samuel Oschin Air & Space Center Project Launch/Space Shuttle Endeavour, interview liaison for President and CEO Jeffrey Rudolph, Science Center Executive Leadership, & Development, Education Programs, Technology Exhibitions, Air & Space Exhibitions, Ecosystems, IMAX Theater, and General Information 

213. 744. 7446 | [email protected]

Maria Sosyan

Communications Manager, California Science Center Foundation 

Contact for: Exhibitions, General Information, Filming

213. 744. 2144 | [email protected]

Isa Fernández

Communications Coordinator, California Science Center Foundation

213. 744. 7491 | [email protected]