Attention Students! Write an Essay, Meet a Space Shuttle Astronaut.

By | 2014-04-17T12:04:37+00:00 April 17th, 2014|

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 [...]

Godspeed, John Glenn

By | 2012-02-17T20:10:19+00:00 February 17th, 2012|

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, [...]

Looking Forward to 2012

By | 2011-12-27T10:28:35+00:00 December 27th, 2011|

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 [...]

“MUSEUM IN THE PARK” TO BE PART OF WARMINSTER DAY TRICENTENNIAL FESTIVITIES

By | 2015-06-26T16:17:10+00:00 September 8th, 2011|

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 [...]

20th CENTURY “TORTURE DEVICE” RETURNS TO BUCKS COUNTY

By | 2011-08-31T14:41:36+00:00 August 31st, 2011|

“Iron Maiden” Used to Set Standing World Record Comes Home An important research tool once used to test theories about submerging the human body in water to lessen the effects of G forces encountered during space flight is returning to Bucks County after a 15 year absence. Flashback… On December 7, 1958 Bucks County native [...]

History Made Here

By | 2011-05-11T12:31:45+00:00 May 11th, 2011|

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 [...]

Program Announced for Museum Gala

By | 2011-04-13T20:16:09+00:00 April 13th, 2011|

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.