|Outdoor rocket display at The New Mexico|
Museum of Space History.
|A Mercury Space Capsule—not much bigger than the astronaut|
who rode in it.
If you had the chance to visit a town called Sunspot, would you go? I think you would. A mountainous 16 mile drive from the town of Cloudcroft in south-central New Mexico leads to Sunspot and The National Solar Observatory. Here is a place dedicated to studying the sun. During the summer researchers from all over the world make Sunspot their home.
|Keeping an eye on the sky:|
The Tower Telescope.
In Roswell the big draw is the International UFO Museum and Research Center. The museum documents the July 1947 crash of a UFO near Roswell and the finding of little green men (people) from the ship. The museum details reports of the crash sighting, U.S. Air Force findings and their subsequent “cover-up”. It’s all here. A research library in the museum provides further reading on the topic. The museum is entertaining, if nothing else.
Is there life on other planets? Maybe so. But I’m doubtful that the first contact with extraterrestrial life occurred here. How about you?
|What do you think? Did this really happen?|
|This exhibit shows the likenesses of the aliens|
discovered after the crash.
|The UFO Museum contains a bit of humor too.|