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“Abandoned in Place” A Temporary Exhibit Coming Soon

October 23, 2012

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will be exhibiting photos by Roland Miller in a collection called “Abandoned in Place.” The exhibition, which opens on November 10, 2012, records a vanishing era in both the space race and the cold war. The facilities photographed portray some of the most historic and technical adventures of the last century--from our first unmanned flights beyond the atmosphere to landing men on the moon.

“Abandoned in Place” is an exploration of the American space-launch and research facilities at Langley Research Center, the Johnson Space Center, and Vandenberg Air Force Base (among others), where much of the infrastructure remains in ruins. The exhibition will be on display through January 6, 2013.

According to the photographer, “The temporal nature of life is evident in views of decaying sites which once captured the attention of the entire world.”

“The blockhouses, launch towers, tunnels, test stands, and control rooms featured are giving way rapidly to the elements and renovation. They are too expensive to restore or even maintain. They can't be moved. Even if they could be moved, there is no museum facility large enough to contain them. Security and safety restrictions prevent the general public from accessing these dilapidated steel and concrete sites where some of the most important and dramatic events of the 20th Century unfolded.”

There is no additional cost to view the exhibit, beyond the usual admission rates of $8 for adults and $7 for youth and seniors.

Summer Camp - May 29 - August 10

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Science is Everywhere" Summer Camp 2018 for children who are 6 to 12 years old. Experience the wonders of science in week-long sessions, May 29 - August 10. Sessions include "Code of the Robot," "Chemistry and Intrigue," "Science of the X-scape," "STEMinists," "Spy Kids" and many more!

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100.3 The PEAK FREE Summer Fun Road Show

100.3 The PEAK, an iHeartRadio station, will host its 2018 Free Summer Fun Road Show at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History on Friday, June 22, from 6 am to 10 am. All members of the community are welcome to visit the museum for FREE from 6 am to 10 am on the morning of Friday, June 22, as Albuquerque's own Jackie, Tony and Donnie host their popular morning show inside the museum. Doors will open at 6 am.

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B-47E Stratojet Restoration

Help us restore New Mexico’s only Boeing B-47E Stratojet, serial number 53-2280, one of only 23 surviving B-47 airplanes in existence! This airplane will be the focus of a special initiative within “Operation Preservation” – a multi-year campaign to repaint and refurbish the iconic aircraft in the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s nine-acre outdoor exhibit area, Heritage Park.

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