- Full Moon Madness - Thursday May 27th
- During the summer season White Sands National Monument is open until 11:00 p.m. on full moon nights. NSL participants are fortunate that the first Full Moon night will be on Thursday May 27th. Arrive early and have a rare opportunity to experience White Sands National Monument by the light of the full moon: tranquil, enchanting, surreal... it's almost like standing on the surface of another planet. The entrance fee into the park is $3 per person (those 15 and under are free). The monument is approximately 16 miles north of Alamogordo, just off of Hwy 70. Check out the following links for more information: White Sands National Monument, White Sands YouTube video
- Sunspot Solar Observatory Tour - Friday May 28th
- This tour will be FREE to NSL participants. Tour times are noon, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm. Participants will need to pre-register on our 2010 NSL website. Tour times are subject to change based on the number of participants. Maximum number of participants is 60. Sacramento Peak Solar Observatory Website.
- NSL2010 Blast off Dinner and Social 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday May 28th
- Come and be a part of the first official mass gathering of NSL2010 participants at the Boot Hill RV Resort Pavilion. The cost for this opportunity to meet with fellow rocketeers is $13.50 that covers your cost for the meal that consists of: BBQ Beef Brisket, Vegetable Lasagna, Au Gratin Potatoes, Ranch Green Beans, Garden Salad, Parmesan Bread sticks, Biscuits and butter, Assorted Deserts (Freudian slip), Ice Tea and Water.
Tickets for this event must be paid for by Friday May 14th. Be sure to bring your appetite and be ready for lots of rocket talk.
- Day at the New Mexico Museum of Space History - Saturday May 29th
- 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. This is a day designed for kids who would like to spend some time away from their crazy rocket parents. The museum has a full day planned for them that includes hands-on activities, a guided tour of the museum, and admission to an IMAX movie. Lunch will be provided as well. The cost is just $6 per child. Pre-registration is required.
- New Mexico Museum of Space History Guided Tour and IMAX Movie - Saturday May 29th
- 3:30-5:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to get a guided tour of the museum to gain a fresh perspective on the important role New Mexico played in the development of the United States rocket and space program. Museum highlights include the International Manned Spaceflight Hall of Fame, the first Chimp in Space, and the Holloman Rocket Sled Exhibit. The tour is topped off with a special IMAX movie presentation. The cost is $6.25 per person.
- New Mexico Museum of Space History Warehouse Guided Tour - Saturday May 29th
- 3:00-5:00 p.m. New Mexico Museum of Space History Warehouse Guided Tour. This is a great opportunity to get a guided tour of the museum's warehouse to see the space artifacts that are too big to fit into the museum. This facility also serves as a restoration site for artifacts being refurbished for display at the museum. Free event!
- Guided Tour of Historic V-2 Launch Complex 33 and the Holloman High Speed Test Track - Tuesday June 1st ** May 7th is the deadline to register for this tour **
- 7:30-3:00 p.m. The Grand Finale Event of NSL2010, a Guided Tour of Historic V-2 Launch Complex 33, the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) Missile Museum, and the Holloman Air Force Base High Speed Test Track. This tour will take you to the very spot where German made V-2s were launched on U.S. soil after WWII. This is a very unique opportunity considering LC 33 is rarely open to the public since it is physically located on an active missile range. After touring LC33, participants will be treated to a guided tour of the White Sands Missile Range Missile Museum. Highlights of this tour include the outside display of full scale replicas of historic WSMR rockets, a completely restored V-2 under glass, and an inside museum that houses the smaller rockets launched at WSMR (including the WAC Corporal and artifacts from trinity site,) and a gift shop. After touring the museum we will be off to Holloman Air Force Base (AFB) to tour the High Speed Test Track home of the fastest land speeds ever recorded on the planet (over 6ooo mph). This tour is only open to the public through special arrangement with the Holloman AFB Public Relations Office. Consider yourself very fortunate to be a part of this tour. Participants will be traveling on a chartered bus departing from the New Mexico Museum of Space History parking lot. The bus will depart at 7:30 a.m. and return at approximately 4:00 p.m.. Pre-registration is required. Since we will be visiting military installations, the tour is only open to U.S. citizens. Don't miss out on this rare trip opportunity by registering early!!!. Cost is $25.00 per person.