The Foundation for Las Cruces Museums and the Museum of Nature & Science host NASA Speakers Bureau presenter Victor Murray at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 19, at the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) East Mesa Auditorium, 2800 Sonoma Ranch. Doors open at 6 p.m.
In his five decades at the Johnson Space Center, Murray has participated in every major space exploration program since Apollo. He was there when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left for the moon, as the drama of Apollo 13 mission unfolded, at the launch of the first space shuttle, and when the final module of the ISS was connected. On September 20, 2018, he was awarded the Silver Snoopy at a Johnson Space Center ceremony commemorating his 50 years of service to the space program.
Victor Murray will chronicle his experiences from his days as a young technician during the Apollo, Skylab, and Space Shuttle programs, his involvement as a key safety engineer during the deployment of the International Space Station, and his current role in helping pave the way to Mars with the Orion Capsule. He is committed to ensuring that his safety expertise and experience will make the NASA vision both present and future a success.
For more information, visit www.las-cruces.org/overthemoon or call 575/522-3120. DACC East Mesa Campus is accessible from Stop 29 on RoadRUNNER Transit Route 2.