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Free Launch Pad Lecture Features Joe Kittinger

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Free

The monthly Launch Pad Lecture at the New Mexico Museum of Space History will feature Museum Education Specialist Mike Shinabery.

His topic will be “Joe Kittinger – the Longest Leap” and will highlight Kittinger’s life and connections to the local area.

The next Launch Pad Lecture will be held on Friday, September 2. The topic will be “Destination Moon, and the Films that made us ask “What if?”” presented by Museum Education Director Dave Dooling.

On Aug. 16, 1960, Col. Kittinger stepped from a balloon-supported gondola at the altitude of 102,800 feet. In freefall for 4.5 minutes at speeds up to 714 mph and temperatures as low as -94 degrees Fahrenheit, he opened his parachute at 18,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Details

Date:
August 5
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cost:
Free

Organizer

NM Museum of Space History
Phone:
(575) 437-2840 x 41132
Email:
msh.info@state.nm.us
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Venue

Museum of Space History
3198 State Rd. 2001
Alamogordo, NM 88310 United States
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