Official 2009 portrait of now retired astronaut Jose Hernandez, who will speak May 4 in Kent at the Space for All STEM Festival at the accesso ShoWare Center. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

City of Kent offers space festival for families May 4 at ShoWare Center

Retired astronaut Jose M. Hernandez to speak at event

Families are invited to the Space for All STEM Festival on Saturday, May 4 at the accesso ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., in Kent.

Launch into a universe where science, technology, engineering and mathematics come alive, according to a promotion of the free event presented by the city of Kent in partnership with the Kent School District and Kent Community Foundation.

The festival is a celebration of diversity and inclusion that’s set to ignite minds and inspire dreams across the community.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be many interactive activities from organizations such as Blue Origin’s Club for the Future, Open World, Space United and more.

From 2 to 3 p.m., retired astronaut Jose M. Hernandez will share stories that soar beyond the stratosphere. He will share his incredible journey from a child of migrant farm workers to circling the cosmos. His keynote presentation is not just a story of reaching for the stars—it’s a testament to the power of diversity, determination and dreaming big.

Get your free tickets at bit.ly/3VTyeJ2!


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