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, [...]

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 [...]

IT’S HAPPENING! THE GONDOLA IS COMING HOME!!

By | 2011-04-29T17:54:13+00:00 April 29th, 2011|

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 [...]