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Springs Preserve’s New Traveling Exhibit “Astronaut” opens June 12

June 12, 2017 by · Comments Off on Springs Preserve’s New Traveling Exhibit “Astronaut” opens June 12 

Springs Preserve’s New Traveling Exhibit "Astronaut" opens June 12

From the moon landings to the Mars One project, astronauts have become synonymous with adventure, exploration and endeavor. Discover what it takes to be a space explorer at Astronaut—the Springs Preserve’s new traveling exhibit on display daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the air-conditioned Origen Museum throughout the summer, June 12 – September 17 (Photo […]

Real-Life Rocket Men Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Elton John’s Classic Song

May 19, 2012 by · Comments Off on Real-Life Rocket Men Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Elton John’s Classic Song 

Sir Elton John

Forty years ago, Elton John’s single “Rocket Man” was released around the world. In April 2012, Elton was told that European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut André Kuipers had made a special point of playing “Rocket Man” over the airwaves of the International Space Station (ISS) on the song’s 40th anniversary (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com).  On April […]

Golden Nugget Receives an “Out Of This World” New Year’s Wish

January 2, 2011 by · Comments Off on Golden Nugget Receives an “Out Of This World” New Year’s Wish 

Photo of Las Vegas sent from space

Owner of the Golden Nugget, Tilman Fertitta, received a special call from friend and fellow Houstonian, Scott J. Kelly, commander of the International Space Station, Expedition 26, on New Year’s Eve. Kelly, who was at the time traveling 17,000 mph over Hawaii, wished everyone in the Golden Nugget’s Rush Lounge a Happy New Year over […]

NASA Astronauts Connect with Lucky Las Vegas School Kids

September 11, 2008 by · Comments Off on NASA Astronauts Connect with Lucky Las Vegas School Kids 

A group of Las Vegas students will chat with NASA’s Expedition 17 astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Sept. 17 from 11:15 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. PDT at the Jim Bridger Middle School. The school is located at 2505 North Bruce Street in Las Vegas. A live educational downlink will connect an auditorium filled […]


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