• January 25, 2022
 New Mexico Museum of Space History’s Launch Pad Lectures Re-Launch November 5

Space Museum at Dawn by Jim Harris

New Mexico Museum of Space History’s Launch Pad Lectures Re-Launch November 5

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to announce that its popular Launch Pad Lecture speaker series will resume on November 5th, after a hiatus of more than a year and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first program will be “Where No Man Has Gone Before: 55 Years of Star Trek.” It will be held on the second floor of the museum beginning at 9:00 am and is free to the public.

Museum Executive Director Christopher Orwoll will present the program and discuss the creation and lasting legacy of Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek.”

The original series, first airing in 1966, spawned a plethora of spin-off television shows, feature length films, books, comics, and even museum exhibits.  Orwoll will look at the continuing fascination with the world of Star Trek and even preview the museum’s new Sci-Fi/Sci-Fact exhibit that will incorporate elements of Rodenberry’s vision of a better future.

Gene Roddenberry was inducted into the museum’s International Space Hall of Fame in 2016. An exhibit dedicated to him remains a popular attraction at the museum, with visitors from across the world taking advantage of the photo opportunity presented by the transporter mock-up.

The Launch Pad Lecture begins at 9:00 am on the museum’s first floor and is free to the public. Coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation.  The next Launch Pad Lecture will be held on Friday, December 2.

Launch Pad Lectures are streamed live on the museum’s YouTube channe

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 Like their  Facebook page

For more info on the  New Mexico Museum of Space History, click here; for our previous coverage, click here.


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Gene Roddenberry (top center) on the set of Star Trek. Credit Everett Collection.

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