Joseph Phillip Loftus Jr. Mobile Museum
Joseph Phillip Loftus Jr. Mobile Museum

We are pleased to announce that JPLMuseum was 1of 5 museums nationally to request from NASA the RD 4 100 an Apollo Spacecraft Attitude Control Engine.  NASA has awarded JPLMuseum with the rocket engine it will be on display at the museum  and availble for schools to request that we bring it as a learning tool for students.


We would like to thank the NASA Selection Committee, NASA Ames Research Center,

Norman Chaffee retired NASA engineer and designer of the RD 4 100(Pictured with the engine), the individuals with Oregon Department of Administrative Service, GSA, and GSA helpdesk 

If your school would like to participate in our Rural Schools Educational Initiative for the 2020 academic school year.  We are in the process of scheduling James McBarron a Presidential Medal of Honor recipient for his role in Apollo 13 and he has assisted in the designed of every astronaut  spacesuit from Mercury to the International Space Station. contact 

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors would like to thank all of our supporters for their generous support for our RURALSCHOOLS EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE

Because of our sponsors we have been able to expand our programs and reach more students.

Norman and Kathie Chaffee visit to Oregon in pictures is located in the Historic Gardner House Cafe' at 633 North Third Ave. Stayton, Oregon. 

Our hours of operation are Tuesday thru Satruday from 8:00 AM  to 3:00PM

Phone 503 602 9128 would like to thank Dr. Chaffee and Anita Gale for allowing Oregon students to participate in the Pacific Northwest Space Settlement Design Competiton at The Boeing Museum of Flight in Seattle March 1-3 2019.  For more information Contact Anita Gale
 is proud to sponsor Dr. Norman Chaffee's visit to Oregon Oct. 14- 27, 2018 to provide a unique educational opportunity to Oregon students. Dr. Chaffee will discuss how he went from growing up in rural Oklahoma to playing a vital role with NASA's Apollo missions to the moon, Mars, and beyond.  If your school district would like to participate, please contact Donations to assist with this project are also greatly appreciated.


Joseph Phillip Loftus Jr. Mobile Museum


The Career of Joseph Loftus Jr. at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) spanned 47 years from the foundation of NASA until 2005.  His contributions along with those of thousands of other dedicated people at NASA today continue to impact our daily lives through their scientific discoveries. The concept of a Mobile Museum Exhibition Platform (MMEP) was envisioned by Mr. Loftus and designed to maximize the learning experience by providing a mobile hands-on, user-friendly museum exhibit designed for all age groups.

Project Mercury

Mr. Loftus was directly responsible for Crew Accommodations, Crew Control and Display Systems, and was part of the team tasked with crew selection of the seven astronauts for the Mercury Program.

Project Apollo

Mr. Loftus was Director of Operations in the System Engineering Program for the Apollo Lunar Missions.  He was directly responsible for Crew Accommodations, Crew Control and Display Systems, and was part of the team tasked with crew selection for the Apollo Program. Mr. Loftus led the task force to extend the "Stay Time" the crew could spend on the lunar surface from 24 to 72 hours.

The Orbital Re-Entry of Skylab and the Russian MIR Space Station.

In 1979, Mr. Loftus led NASA’s effort to create and fund the Orbital Debris Program Office.  He was also NASA's envoy to the National and International Aeronautical community, including co-authoring the first technical report on Space debris to the United Nations.

We would like to thank all those people and organizations that have already donated to jplmuseum. We have met our goal for the encapsulation of the Apollo 11 heat shield.

Thank you to all the supporters we were able to help over 200 Oregonians meet Dr. Chaffee and we are grateful for his participation.



We are proud of the High School  Robotics Teams from Oregon, for winning a spot in the 2017 First Robotics Competition in Houston, Texas the week of April 19 - 22rd 2017. JPLMUSEUM.ORG was able to schedule Dr. Norman Chaffee to meet with all the teams from Oregon on April 19th at Space Center Houston.  We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Norman Chaffee, retired Nasa engineer, who will be giving the teams a personal tour.  Check out Summit High School Team "Chaos Theory"  video.


Please support our youth. Donate to make it a special educational oppertunity for our future generation.

Dr. Chaffee with Oregon High School Robotics Teams
Dr. Chaffee at Rocket Park with Oregon Students

We would like to thank the following famlies and businesses who have donated to our projects. 

Joseph Phillip Loftus III

Mike Loftus

Greg Lyon Loftus

Sean Loftus

James Loftus

Patrick David Loftus

Grabenhorst Real Estate           


Salem Brake and Wheel          

Kevin and Lisa Smith

Troy and Amber Gaul

Todd A and Brenda Gesher

True Private Wealth Advisors    

Earl and Betty McCollum

Bruce and Ruth Johnson

Robert and Elsie Smythe

George and Mary Duncan

Jon A. and Marilyn G. Husser

David Prine

Creation Evidence Museum            

Oregon Capitol Watch Foundation

Rick Applegate

Mt. Hood Roasters

Madalyn Tower

Eileen Storey

Don Zivney

Zivney Flooring

Congressman Denny Smith

William Andersen

Andersen Tax and Accounting

Dopel Ganger Inc.

Donna Miller Principal Broker Home Smart Realty

Michelle Hendricks Realtor Home Smart Realty

Steve Sims

Barbara Jackson

Lesli Haga

Christine Savage

Barbara Keeler

Consolidated Towing Inc.

Alan Cavarno

Robert Marshall Stowell




Heidi Paullus



Charlotte Van Valkenburg

Denise Cardinali

Steffan S Ledgerwood

Nathan Tidball

Tina Bliss



Mary Nemchicken

Sharon Van Dorn

Bill Britz

peggy McMullen

Pacific Power Foundation

Leslie and Bill Gray

Umatiila School District

Pendleton School District

La Grande School District

City of Baker City

Chamber of Commerce Pendleton

Stayton City Library

Mike Powell

Sally Trissel

Pat Fyke

Judy Singer


Ames Research Inc.

Julie Moran

Laurie Arcouette

Kim Pyle

Coburn Grabenhorst


Debbie Turner

Deb's Attic

Promotion AFR, LLC.

Ted Freres

Santiam Hospital

Vivien Montegomery

Joanne Alford

Rosie Allen

Karen Anderson

Pat Buzzard

Barb Nolen

Joan wright.

Ronda Thornburg


Melody Nolan

Gary and Carmen Anglin

Donna Lee Juel

Marvin and Barbra G. Hawes

Rick Venneman

Mike Frith

KYKN 1430

Lois A. Druhella

Dawn D. Baker

M.K.M Enterprises, Inc.

Tires Experts

Penny S.

HP Civil Inc.

Cafe' Today

Jim Gittings

Susan Rae Palmer

Steve Frank


Jonathan Allen

Mike Davies




Heather Meiring

Fiorella Kassab

Dinah Walsh

Tim Bennington-Davis

Hollie Chay

Tom Sommerville



Ron Berry

DeAnne Somner

Jerry Fineg

Linda McMullen

Tracy Bosen 
Pendleton House Bed & Breakfast
Blue Door Inn Baker City
Tom Denchel Ford Country

Gene and Lueila Wiens

Catholic Health Initiative

St. Anthony's Hospital

Chamber of Commerce  Baker City

Regis High School

Dixie Moravec

David and Mary Kay Foster

10 Barell Brewing Bend OR

Wolfgangs Thirsts Parlor

Sunset Oceanside Lodging

Ieremia P. Saia


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