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.
Date and Time
Friday Nov 5, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM MDT
5 Nov 2021 from 9am-10am
Museum of Space History
3198 State Route 2001
Alamogordo, NM 88310