NASA Web-Series open casting call for children 6 to 14 years old in Houston

From the beautiful Joy Saxon of "Joy Kids Downtown" and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Houston, TX comes a new web-series on the International Space Station and Robonaut. There will be an open casting call for kids in the Houston area to host the show. Shooting will begin in mid-July, 2011.

Robonaut is a dexterous humanoid robot built and designed at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Robonaut (R2B) was successfully launched and boarded the International Space Station on February 24, 2011. R2 is the first humanoid robot in space. R2, now unpacked, will be initially operated inside the Destiny laboratory for operational testing, but over time, both its territory and its applications could expand.

Joy Saxon runs Joy Kids Downtown in Houston. When Joy was eight years old, her mother created and produced a show called "Kids TV Express", which was written, directed, and filmed by kids for kids. The show won two national awards AND aired on PBS Austin and KVC-13 Austin. Joy anchored the show for over a decade starting at 8 years of age, and has since appeared in numerous TV shows, commercials, films, and stage productions. She also has extensive training in theatre and acting.

Open Casting Call Details

The web-series will be shooting on location at NASA and going behind the scenes interviewing experts. Joy Saxon is seeking outgoing, enthusiastic, energetic children between 6 to 14 years old to host the show.

All minors attending the open casting call MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Parents DO NOT drop your child off or leave them unattended, this is a public building.

Scripts will be available and auditions will go in order of who arrives first.


Post Rice Lofts
(the old Rice Hotel)
909 Texas Street
Houston, TX 77002
Click Here for directions.
There is street parking and paid parking lots on either corner of the building.


Saturday June 18, 2011
1:00pm - 5:00pm

If you are unavailable to bring your child to the open casting call, you can still submit a demo video for consideration. Video tape your child and have them explain why space exploration is important. Upload the video to YouTube and select the option to make the video "Private" when uploading. Email a link to the demo video along with all contact information to the following:

Put "NASA CHILD HOST" in the subject line of your email.

Robonaut R2A waving goodbye as Robonaut R2B launches into space aboard STS-133. 
R2 is the first humanoid robot in space.

Location: Kennedy Space Center
Photographer: Joe Bibby