The Museum has partnered with Follow the Sun Inc./FTS Tours, the official tour operator for Spaceport America. The tour will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Included with the tour is commentary by a tour guide, transportation by motor coach, lunch, water and snacks.
Guests will learn about what it takes to make a successful spaceport and why New Mexico is so ideally suited for space access. A long New Mexico tradition of being first when it comes to space is highlighted through the exploits of local aerospace pioneers, such as Robert Goddard, Wernher von Braun, Col. John Stapp, and Capt. Joseph Kittinger.
Departure from the Museum is at 6 a.m. The tour will pass though the Jornada del Muerto desert to the 18,000-acre site of Spaceport America.
The tour will include the latest updates on major players and trends in the emerging commercial space industry. Guests will hear the stories of Virgin Galactic, Armadillo Aerospace, XCOR Aerospace, UP Aerospace, Space X and more. With so much happening in space every day both on-site and around the world, no two tours will be quite the same.
New Mexico has a rich history spanning over many centuries. The Spaceport America Tour not only introduces you to the people and places that make up our past, but culminates in a taste of the future.
The tour cost is $99 per person and only 50 seats are available; to book, go to www.ftstours.com/spaceport.htm, select August 17th on the calendar, and choose Nuclear Museum Tour and follow the booking instructions or call 505-897-2886.