April 10, 2012
-- WHAT: Las Vegas, NV - Space enthusiasts, don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet two pioneers of space exploration. On Saturday, April 14th at 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. join David D. McBride, Director of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center as he shares insight into the future of space exploration. McBride discusses the completion of NASA’s Shuttle Program, the future of NASA’s space exploration initiatives, and the latest developments in aeronautics research, science, unmanned and manned space exploration. Both the 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. presentations are free for Springs Preserve members and included with general admission.
From 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. join astronaut Al Worden as he shares his career experiences—
which include his 1971 mission as command module pilot for Apollo 15, the most scientifically productive lunar mission during what many consider the “Golden Age” of NASA. Tickets to this presentation and book signing in our Big Springs Theater are limited, providing you a very personal, up-close glimpse into space history. After his presentation, Worden leads guests on a private tour of our SPACE exhibit. Reservations are required to attend the Al Worden presentation. Adult tickets $25.00 (members), $30.00 (non-members)
- include a copy of Al Worden's book Falling to Earth: An Apollo Astronaut’s Journey to the Moon. Youth under the age of 18 - $15.00 (no book included). More information is available at www.springspreserve.org.
WHERE: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. (Between U.S. 95 and Alta Drive)
WHEN: Saturday, April 14
David D. McBride - 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free for Springs Preserve members and included with general admission.
Al Worden - 7:00 p.m. (2 hour presentation)
Adult tickets $25.00 (members), $30.00 (non-members)
- include a copy of Al Worden's book Falling to Earth: An Apollo Astronaut’s Journey to the Moon. Youth under the age of 18 - $15.00 (no book included).
MEDIA: Contact Dawn Barraclough/
Jim Johnson, (702) 822-7733/7737, dawn.barraclough@
ABOUT SPRINGS PRESERVE: Located three miles from the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Springs Preserve is *the best place to explore the Las Vegas Valley's vibrant history through interactive science and nature exhibits, botanical gardens, hiking trails and animal shows. Indoor experiences include exhibition galleries dedicated to showcasing art and traveling exhibitions of local and national significance, on-site technologically advanced learning centers and interactive museum exhibits, and the Springs Cafe operated by the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas. The Preserve also hosts seasonal special events including concerts, arts shows and holiday experiences. Visit springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700.