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Tuesday October 29th, 2013

Nov 1, 2013 Launch Pad Lecture Series

Museum Announces New Lecture Series

Launch Pad Lectures Begin Friday, November 1

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - New Mexico Museum of Space History Executive Director Chris Orwoll will discuss the past, present and future of the museum on Friday, November 1, as the introductory speaker for the museum’s new Launch Pad Lecture Series. Orwoll plans to answer such questions as: “Why was the museum built here in the first place?”, “Does the ghost of Ham really wander the halls?”, and “Whatever happened to the moon tree?” Along with scrutinizing the museum’s history, Orwoll will also give an update on current and future plans for the museum and the Tombaugh Theater. The lecture begins at 9:00 am on the museum’s first floor. Coffee and donuts will be served.

The new Launch Pad Lecture Series will be held on the first Friday of each month on the first floor of the Museum. The next lecture will be on Friday, December 6, and will feature museum Education Specialist Michael Shinabery presenting “Celebrating Gold: 50 Years of Women in Space.” Regular museum admission fees apply.

For current information, please call the number below or visit the museum website.

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll free 1-877-333-6589 or visit the website at