Monthly Archives: June 2014

NVAHOF Deputy Director Daniel Bubb, Ph.D. will give a lecture, entitled "Early Air Mail Transportation in Nevada," on June 28, 2014 at James I. Gibson Library in Henderson. This presentation is about the early airmail years in Nevada with emphasis on the importance of the Transcontinental Airmail Route to Nevada and its future. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Bubb is the author of Landing in Las Vegas: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Tourist City (University of Nevada Press, 2012). Signed copies of his book will be for sale at a special discount price of $30 per copy at the lecture.

Date & Time: June 28, 2014 at 3pm
Location: James I. Gibson Library (100 W. Lake Mead Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89015)

*Due to the construction on Water Street, you can access the library only from Lake Mead Parkway. From Lake Mead Parkway, drive across the shopping center’s parking lot to the northeast where the library building is located.

We have decided to post a historical photo along with some trivia once a month!

The first photo of this new series is NASA's Mercury Seven astronauts, who took their desert survival training at Stead Air Force Base near Reno, Nevada in 1960.

As part of the survival training, the seven astronauts were required to make their own desert survival clothing with the materials from their parachutes. The photo shows their final products.

John Glenn, one of the astronauts, served as a U.S. Senator from Ohio for twenty four years from 1974, and became the oldest man to fly in space in 1998.

Original NASA Mercury Seven Astronauts on Survival Training at Stead AFB in 1960
Photo Credit: NASA
(Left to Right: L. Gordon Cooper, M. Scott Carpenter, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Virgil I. Grissom, Walter Schirra, and Donald K. Slayton.)