Retired NASA Astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain Christopher J. Ferguson is slated to attend our Fifth Annual Spring Gala to benefit our educational and community outreach efforts. The event will also raise funds for the restoration of the original training capsule, or gondola, of the Johnsville Centrifuge. The event will be held at the VE [...]
50th Anniversary of NASA Milestone Recalls Local Involvement in the Space Program and Provides an Opportunity to Inspire Future Leaders “Zero Gs and feeling fine!” With those five words Mercury astronaut John Herschel Glenn, Jr. signaled that his spacecraft, Friendship 7, had entered its first of three orbits at approximately 2:52 p.m. on February 20, [...]
Dear Friend of the Museum, It is now time to look ahead to 2012, but before we do lets reflect on the accomplishments of the past several months. As we look back on 2011 we realize that we have had a very good year indeed. Our success is entirely due to our friends, supporters, sponsors [...]
Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum to Showcase Artifacts on Loan from Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum will be participating in this year’s Warminster Day this Saturday, September 10 from 11AM to 4PM at Warminster Community Park by featuring some recently acquired artifacts that have never been on display in the [...]
Below is the text of an editorial that appeared in the Daily Intelligencer on Monday, May 9, 2011. History made here America's space program has roots in Warminster IT WAS ALL so new then, so unfamiliar, so much like something out of Capt. Video: On May 5, 1961 - 50 years ago - astronaut Alan [...]
After spending the last 47 years safely stored at the National Air & Space Museum's Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration and Storage Facility in Suitland, Maryland, the original gondola of the Johnsville Centrifuge will be coming home to Warminster on May 5th, the 50th anniversary of Alan Shepard's historic flight. The gondola's return is being [...]
Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum announces that renown Astronomer Derrick Pitts will speak at their Second Annual Spring Gala. The program will also include a special Q&A session with Art Guntner, a retired Naval Corpsman and Aerospace Medicine Technician who helped train the Mercury astronauts at the Johnsville Centrifuge in the 1960s.