‘Give Me Some Space’ Campaign Celebrates National Space Day At A Time Of Social Distancing


Exciting virtual programming in store from NewSpace City partners, including Museum of Fine Arts, Brownsville Border Film Commission, and more, May 1-5 

 BROWNSVILLE, Texas (May 1, 2020) — The City of Brownsville and the Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to launch a new week-long campaign today to celebrate National Space Day in NewSpace City.

‘Give Me Some Space’ kicks off Friday, May 1, through Tuesday, May 5, with virtual programming from various organizations designed to share the City’s excitement about and to spread awareness on its position as a spaceport city. As the world adjusts to a new normal with COVID-19, the campaign — with its name’s cheeky nod to social distancing — brings various community partners together to transport the wonder of space into living rooms.

“Brownsville is at the forefront of the future of space, and we’re excited about the possibilities,” said Mayor Trey Mendez. “We are proud to bring this programming to our community, so that we can celebrate our city’s front seat to the stars and beyond.”

National Space Day is traditionally celebrated on the first Friday of May to recognize achievements in space exploration, to build excitement for the future of the space industry, and to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

For more information about programming, visit www.visitbtx.com/space. All programming will be posted and live-streamed on the Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau Facebook page.

The week’s programming includes:

  • Friday, May 1, 3 p.m.: The Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau will host a virtual panel discussion, The Pillars of Commercial Space. Space industry experts will talk about the latest developments and breakthroughs on commercial space travel. Click here to RSVP and for information on the panelists.
  • Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.: Join the Brownsville Children’s Museum as its staff teaches families to build their own spacecraft! The museum will stream the tutorial live.
  • Monday, May 4, 12 p.m.: Leaders of the Brownsville/SPI International Airport will livestream a discussion about the brand new terminal opening later this year and what it means for commercial space launches from NewSpace City.
  • Tuesday, May 5, 5 p.m.: The Brownsville Fine Arts Museum staff will take livestream viewers on a virtual tour through the Museum’s exhibit, “Boca Chica to Mars.” The museum will also share a digital magazine for the tour, as well as several videos.
  • All Week: The Brownsville Border Film Commission put together a fun list of space-themed movies families can watch at home. Each day, there will be a new film recommendation available for streaming on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. Watch the promotional video here.
  • All Week: The South Texas Music Incubator put together a music space journey through its trio of Spotify playlists perfectly curated for space explorers.

Join the conversation using #GiveMeSomeSpace. Follow the Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook.

Interviews are available with City of Brownsville Director of Communications Felipe Romero about the campaign, as well as various representatives from partner organizations. To schedule an interview, please contact Maria Torres Solis (maria.torres@cob.us or 956.455.5770) or Sheena Pegarido (spegarido@linksp.com or 202.559.4431).