Launch Pad Lecture: Some Gave All - The Apollo 1 Incident
Launch Pad Lecture January 6
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, December 15, 2016) - On January 27, 1967, tragedy struck the American space program when Apollo astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee perished during a preflight test for Apollo 204, later named Apollo 1 in honor of the crew. Was it avoidable? How did it happen? How was the space program affected? Join Museum Ex. . .
The Nation Grieves a Hero
John Glenn, War Hero, Astronaut, Senator, Passes at 95
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, December 8, 2016) – The last surviving member of the Mercury 7 astronauts, John Glenn, has passed away at 95. Glenn died at The Ohio State University Wesner Medical Center in Columbus, where he was surrounded by family and his wife of 73 years, Annie. According to the Columbus Dispatch, his body will li. . .
Where’s My Warp Drive?
Space Travel Without Rockets
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 26, 2016) In practically every episode of the television series Star Trek, Captain Kirk would say, “Warp speed, Mr. Sulu,” and off they would go through the universe faster than the speed of light. Will today’s technology ever catch up with them? It’s the 21st century and we still use rockets to get around t. . .
Space Science in New Mexico
Space Science in New Mexico. New Mexico, and specifically the Tularosa Basin, has been home to many space pioneers and developments that made space travel possible.
This gallery features a fuel injector from one of Robert Goddard's rockets and instruments from the German V-2 rockets tested at White Sands Missile Range. Of special interest are the training coveralls worn . . .
John P. Stapp Air & Space Park (Outdoor Exhibits)
Named after International Space Hall of Fame Inductee and aeromedical pioneer Dr. John P. Stapp, the Air and Space Park consists of large space-related artifacts documenting mankinds exploration of space.
Examples of exhibits include the Sonic Wind I rocket sled ridden by Dr. Stapp and the Little Joe II rocket which tested the Apollo Launch Escape System.
At 86 feet tall, Litt. . .
Living and Working in Space
Living and Working in Space demonstrates how mankind has adapted to the extreme environmental challenges of space travel. See space suits and clothing, a space toilet, a bioinstrumentation pack, and American and Soviet space food.
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Icons of Exploration
Icons of Exploration showcases some of the Museum's most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first man-made satellites, Sputnik and Explorer, and the Gargoyle, an early guided missile.
Visitors are introduced to themes and subjects that are revisited and developed throughout the museum.
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