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Friday January 24th, 2014

Launch Pad Lecture: The Next Men on the Moon? Inside the Chinese Space Program

The Next Men on the Moon? Inside the Chinese Space Program

Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday Frebruary 7

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Did you know that China currently has a rover on the moon named Yutu? The name means “Jade Rabbit” and comes from an ancient Chinese myth about a white rabbit which lives on the moon as the pet of Chang’e, a lunar goddess who swallowed an immortality pill. On Friday, February 7, learn more about the Jade Rabbit and what the future may hold for the Chinese Space Program during the New Mexico Museum of Space History’s monthly Launch Pad Lecture. Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll will present The Next Men on the Moon? Inside the Chinese Space Program at 9:00 am on the Museum’s first floor. The program is free to the public. Coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation.

The next lecture will be on Friday, March 7, and the topic will be Next Gen Home Security: Protecting Astronauts and Spaceships.

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 www.nmspacemuseum.org.