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NM Museum of Space History to Host ‘Holidays in Space – Rockin’ with Santa’

The New Mexico Museum of Space History says that the holidays aren’t over yet.  As celebrations with family and friends here on Earth are in full swing, it might be nice to think about what our astronauts are doing and how they celebrate.

Who made a Christmas tree out of cans? Who dressed up like an elf? And who actually saw Santa himself flying by? Join Curator Sue Taylor and Assistant Curator Jim Mayberry on Saturday, December 30, 2017 as they regale you, not with carols, but with stories about the astronaut’s holidays in Holidays in Space: Rockin’ with Santa.

This free Warehouse 1402 Behind the Scenes Tour will take place on the first floor of the museum at 9:00 AM.

Christmas 1997, aboard the Mir Space Station. Crewmembers Pavel Vinogradov, David Wolf and Anatoly Solovyev pose with Santa in his Orlan space suit. (Photo credit: NASA)

Artifacts from the collection not on display will be shared from the various missions and International Space Station Expeditions that will be discussed.

Although we tend to think of our astronauts as being far away, they are still in our thoughts as we experience space vicariously through them.

What would it be like to spend the holidays in outer space? Does fruitcake taste the same? How about eggnog? Take the journey and find out.

The Warehouse 1402 Behind the Scenes tour will be Saturday, December 30, on the first floor of the museum at 9:00 am.

Free coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation.

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, visit the website or ‘like’ their Facebook Page.

Free December Launch Pad Lecture: Running Around the World – Exercise in Space

It’s that time of year when people are thinking about all the great holiday food they’ll be enjoying and how they’re going to get rid of those extra calories.

Astronauts have to watch their waistlines too, and exercise regularly to prevent bone and muscle loss along with maintaining their cardiovascular health. But exercising in space is a bit trickier than here on Earth. For instance, free weights don’t have weight in microgravity.

So how do they do it and why is their treadmill named COLBERT? Join Museum Executive Director Christopher Orwoll as he explains the intricacies of staying fit onboard the International Space Station this Friday, December 1 at 9:00 am, for the museum’s free Launch Pad Lecture titled Running Around the World: Exercise in Space.

The Launch Pad Lecture is free to the public and is held at 9 a.m. on the Museum’s first floor on the first Friday of each month. Coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation.

The next Launch Pad Lecture will be on January 5, 2018, and the topic will be Explorer 1 and Earth’s Invisible Shield with Museum Education Director Dave Dooling.

The Launch Pad Lectures are streamed live on Periscope and are available on the museum’s YouTube channel.

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 (toll free 1-877-333-6589), visit the website or ‘Like’ their Facebook Page.

NM Museum of Space Presents A Long Way From Home: Trip of the Voyager Spacecraft

Launched just days apart, the Voyager spacecraft are celebrating their respective fortieth anniversaries and are both on track to become the most distant human made objects in space.

Their missions were to explore the giant planets of our solar system then continue on to where no spacecraft has flown before – interstellar space.

For four decades, the Voyager spacecraft have been successfully transmitting data to the Deep Space Network. What have they been telling us and where exactly are they going? Join Museum Curator Sue Taylor as she shares with you the journey and mission of these extraordinary space probes during the free Launch Pad Lecture on Friday, September 1, beginning at 9:00 am on the museum’s first floor.

A small sample of original photographs – including the famous Family Portrait of the solar system – will be shown at the lecture.

The Launch Pad Lecture is free to the public and is held at 9 a.m. on the Museum’s first floor on the first Friday of each month. Coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation.

The next Launch Pad Lecture will be on October 6, 2017, and the topic will be Sputnik: The Beep Heard Round the World with Museum Education Director Dave Dooling.

The Launch Pad Lectures are streamed live on Periscope and are available on the museum’s YouTube channel.

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 or ‘Like’ their facebook page.

NM Space Museum to Reveal New Collections During Free Behind the Scenes Tour

The collection at the New Mexico Museum of Space History has grown significantly over the past couple of years and this Saturday, June 24, attendees to the quarterly Warehouse 1402 Behind the Scenes tour will get a sneak peek at a select few of those items.

Just in the last few months, the museum has received artifacts on loan from Johnson Space Center in Houston and Astronaut Danny Olivas, both containing many flown items.

Among the treasures that will be shown will be the cover assembly from Apollo 13 which has burn marks from re-entry; a sample moon rock bag container; Olivas’s flight suit worn for his T-38 trainings plus other very special items that have not yet been put on exhibit.

Those who come to this presentation will be among the first to see these artifacts.

The Warehouse 1402 Behind the Scenes tour will be this Saturday, June 24, at the Museum Support Center, 1402 Eddy Drive, at9:00 am. The free program will be presented by Museum Curator Sue Taylor and Assistant Curator Jim Mayberry.

Free coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation. The Museum Support Center is a large metal warehouse located at 1402 Eddy Drive, which is just off 10th Street West of the railroad tracks.