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Ready Jet Go! Blasts Off at Three-day Festival on the National Mall

July 15, 2019 - July 21, 2019



 Series Star Jet Propulsion, NASA’s Dr. Amy Mainzer and Out-of-this-World Ready Jet Go! Band Celebrate Apollo Moon Landing 50th Anniversary in DC


What:  Ready Jet Go! the hit space-themed animated PBS KIDS series, is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing in a BIG way at the National Air and Space Museum’s Apollo 50 Festival, a giant three-day festival on the National Mall. An activity-packed tent, awesome Ready Jet Go! live performances and autograph sessions with series star Jet Propulsion and its very own astrophysicist, NASA’s Dr. Amy Mainzer, will be part of the moon-themed fun.


When/Where:  Monday, July 15 – Sunday, July 21

Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center Airbus IMAX Theater
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151

National Air and Space Museum Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater
600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20597

  • Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step
    • 10:30am showing daily!
    • Tickets are $9 for adults and $7.50 for children


Wednesday, July 17

National Air and Space Museum Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater
600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20597

  • FREE Screening of Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step
    • 4:30pm doors open
    • Meet and Greet + Games! – After the screening, families can play “Science Fiction vs. Science Fact” and meet series star, Jet Propulsion, along with special guests, Amy Mainzer of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Dr. Christyl Johnson of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, in the lobby of the theater.
      Tickets are free, but must be requested here!


Thursday, July 18 – Saturday, July 20

National Mall, 900 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC 20024

  • Ready Jet Go! tent featuring hands-on activities for kids and families including:
    • Crater Creator – Kids use sand and weights to create and measure craters and determine the size of the “meteor” – just like scientists do it!
    • Make Your Own Space Helmet – Kids color, cut out, and assemble their own homemade space helmet!
  • Meet-and-greets with:
    • Ready Jet Go! creator Craig Bartlett (Dinosaur Train, Hey Arnold!)
    • Series science consultant and live-action segment host Dr. Amy Mainzer of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab
    • Series star Jet himself!
  • Live performances by the Ready Jet Go! Band, hosted by Jet and Dr. Mainzer
    • Thursday, July 18, at 10am and 2pm
    • Saturday, July 20, at 10am, 3pm and 6pm


What else:      Ready Jet Go! follows Jet Propulsion, the new kid in town and an alien from outer space who along with his Earth friends, Sean and Sydney, embarks on adventures exploring the solar system while learning about friendship and teamwork. Using inventive visuals and upbeat songs, Ready Jet Go! helps inspire an interest in astronomy, earth science and technology in 3-8-year-olds. Created by Craig Bartlett, Ready Jet Go! is produced by Wind Dancer Films.


Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step is a new hour-long special that finds Jet and the gang planning a fun night in Jet’s backyard – complete with mini-golf and star-gazing – to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. When Jet reveals that he’s built a super saucer that can take the kids (and his pet Sunspot) to the Moon, they just have to test it out. After a rough landing, the kids realize a part of the saucer is broken. With Jet’s parents’ permission, the friends decide to have their sleepover on the Moon – but after falling asleep, they notice Jet and Sunspot have disappeared! Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step is airing throughout the month on PBS KIDS (check local listings) and streaming on

Here’s a link to more info on the National Air and Space Museum’s website:


July 15, 2019
July 21, 2019
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National Mall – Reflecting Pool Area
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle
NW, DC 20024 United States
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