Launch Pad Lecture: A Matter of Gravity
Albert is Right, Again.
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, April 27, 2016) - The universe was rocked, ever so gently, by gravitational waves produced by colliding black holes last year and nobody felt a thing – except for the researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) right here in the US. What’s the big deal? On Friday, May 6 at 9:00 AM, join Museum Edu. . .
German Astronaut Thomas Reiter to be Inducted
International Space Hall of Fame Ceremony Planned for April 16
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, April 4, 2016) - German Astronaut Thomas Reiter (Brigadier General, Ret., GAF) will be inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The Induction Ceremony and Luncheon will be held on the museum first floor beginning at 11:30 am. Reception immediately following . . .
Update on European Space Agency Plans Scheduled for Induction Ceremony
ESA Director of Human Spaceflight to Present Agency Plans
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, April 8, 2016) - Thomas Reiter, German Astronaut and retired Brigadier General with the German Air Force, is now the Director of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Operations. He is responsible for managing European contributions to the ISS, overseeing human space. . .
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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Rockets! This exhibit summarizes the historical development of rocketry, and honors many pioneers in the field. Significant artifacts fill the gallery. Don't miss the distinct sound signatures of different rocket engines. Push the buttons. . . and hear them. . . ROAR!
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Daisy Track (Outdoor Exhibit) & X-37
In operation from 1955 to 1985, the Daisy Decelerator (named after the Daisy Air Rifle) was an air-powered sled-track used to study the effects of acceleration, deceleration, and impact on the human body and various equipment systems. The Daisy Decelerator played a significant role in American history by supporting biological and mechanical research and testing for NASA's Mercury space flights. . .
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. . .