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Wednesday June 29th, 2016

Launch Pad Lecture:From the Sea to the Stars

Naval Aviation

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, June 29, 2016) - Did you know that four of the original Mercury 7 astronauts were Naval Aviators? The Navy has played a crucial role in space exploration from the beginning, whether providing astronauts or recovering the astronauts after splashdown in the ocean. Learn more on Friday, July 1, at 9:00 AM, when Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll presents this month’s Launch Pad Lecture: From the Sea to the Stars: Naval Aviation.
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The Launch Pad Lecture is free to the public and is held at 9:00 AM on the Museum's first floor. Coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation. The next Launch Pad Lecture will be on August 5 and the topic will be Great Balls of Gas: The Giant Planets with Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll.

The Launch Pad Lectures are streamed live on Periscope via Twitter and are also available on the museum’s youtube channel.

The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, 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 www.nmspacemuseum.org. Like us at: www.facebook.com/NMSpaceMuseum/.