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Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 23‐24

June 13, 2018 by · Comments Off on Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 23‐24 

Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio.  These radio operators, often called “hams” […]

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 […]

NASA Deputy Administrator Visits Nevada Innovation Sites

February 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on NASA Deputy Administrator Visits Nevada Innovation Sites 

NASA

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver visited Las Vegas today to meet with Nevada entrepreneurs and discuss innovations in space exploration and technology development critical to America’s future in space. Garver toured the facilities of Bigelow Aerospace, a company that has been developing expandable space habitats. NASA is evaluating Bigelow’s concept for an expandable module for […]

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 […]


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