Due to Covid the Rural Schools Educational Initiative is is canceled if your school would like to participate in our Remote And Distant Interactive Online Sessions with Space Center Houston program please contact the museum RADIOS/RSEI Schedule
Thank you MAPS Community Foundation for the $2500 grant.
We are grateful and honored that we were 1 of 4 nonprofits in the Willamete Valley to recieve this award.
Thank you for recognizing our work with Oregon students and bringing STREAM2 (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art, Math and Medicine) into the classroom. Your gift allows us to bring retired NASA engineers to Oregon to inspire our youth to reach for the stars. Your support is helping us build a pipeline of opportunities from an ocean of resources with Space Center Houston.
Thank you ORCA for the $1500 donation.
Thank you for assisting in sponsoring retired NASA Engineer James McBarron to Oregon. This is helping us to obtain our vision of providing STREAM2 (Science,Technology Robotics,Engineering,Arts, Math and Medicine) into the classrooms across Oregon in a non-tradtional educational environment to supplement the teachers curriculum and augment the students understanding by providing hands on space artifacts and online resources.
Thank you Norman and Kathy Chafee for the $1500 donation.
Retired NASA engineer Norman Chaffee is assisting with helping us build a pipleline to an Ocean of resources at Space Center Houston. Our RADIOS program delivers live national approved educational content into Oregon schools from Space Center Houston in partnership with the NASA Alumni League. Our RSEI program sponsors active and retired NASA engineers to Oregon to visit rural schools. Our foucus is to introduce STREAM2 (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, Math, Medicine to students in a nontraditional educational experience to augement and supplement the teachers ability to teach and a students ability to aquire the skills and knowledge in these career fields.
We are pleased to announce that NASA has transferred an Apollo Spacecraft Attitude Control Engine to JPLMuseum on the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission. It is now on display. The photo to the left is Former Director of Ames Research Center Jack Boyd presenting the R-4D 100 rocket engine to James Loftus Director of JPLMuseum.org
The R-4D 100 was part of the reactionary control system and was a bipropellent hypergolic powered engine. The chemical reaction between Nitrogentetroxide and Monomethylhydrazine created 100 pounds of thrust and fired for 4 milliseconds.
Sixteen R-4Ds were mounted on the exterior of each lunar module in four quadruple clusters and sixteen on each service module. Because both the lunar module and service module were jettisoned during the Apollo missions, no flown examples exist. Our unit was designated to be flown on a Lunar Module.
We are excited to announce that NASA has tenatively scheduled the launch of the Loftus Burt Cour Palais Satellite for November of 2020.
In my left hand is the Loftus segment which is the brains and battery of the satellite. the coupleing device and in my right hand is the Burt Cour Palais portion of the satelite. If you look closely there are 4 mortars and 2 grey cylinders they contain a vial of acetone and a pyrotechnic intiator.
We are pleased to announce that JPLMuseum was 1of 5 museums nationally to request from NASA the R-4D 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 for making this possible.
We will be working with Oregon Connections Acedemy, Space Center Houston broadcasting live interactive session with active and retired NASA engineers targeting middle and high schools students to prepare them for a career in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine
Currently scheduling schools for the 2019 school year for our Remote And Distant Interactive Online Sessions (RADIOS) These sessions will be live from Space Center Houston with an approved NASA curriculum that will supplement a students learning experience by creating a virtual and interactive session with current and retired NASA engineers. For more information please contact James.loftus@JPLMuseum.org
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 James.Loftus@JPLMuseum.org
Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors
JPLMuseum.org 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.
JPLMuseum.org 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
JPLMuseum.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
JPLMuseum.org 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 James.loftus@JPLMuseum.org. Donations to assist with this project are also greatly appreciated. https://squareup.com/store/jplmuseum-dot-org
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.
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.
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. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PQEcSrZwzW4
Please support our youth. Donate to make it a special educational oppertunity for our future generation.
We would like to thank the following families and businesses who have donated to our projects.
|Joseph Phillip Loftus III||EDITH ANN PERRY||Marvin and Barbra G. Hawes|
|Mike Loftus||Heidi Paullus||Rick Venneman|
|Greg Lyon Loftus||TAMERA NIEDERHAUS||Mike Frith|
|Sean Loftus||KELLEY S BORRESEN LMT||KYKN 1430|
|James Loftus||Charlotte Van Valkenburg||Lois A. Druhella|
|Patrick David Loftus||Denise Cardinali||Dawn D. Baker|
|Grabenhorst Real Estate||Steffan S Ledgerwood||M.K.M Enterprises, Inc.|
|BarTowing||Nathan Tidball||Tires Experts|
|Salem Brake and Wheel||Tina Bliss||Penny S.|
|Kevin and Lisa Smith||LESLI J DARROW||HP Civil Inc.|
|Troy and Amber Gaul||MADALYN RUTH TOWER||Cafe' Today|
|Todd A and Brenda Gesher||Mary Nemchicken||Jim Gittings|
|True Private Wealth Advisors||Sharon Van Dorn||Susan Rae Palmer|
|Earl and Betty McCollum||Bill Britz||Steve Frank|
|Bruce and Ruth Johnson||peggy McMullen||ANDREA GERSPACHER|
|Robert and Elsie Smythe||Pacific Power Foundation||Jonathan Allen|
|George and Mary Duncan||Leslie and Bill Gray||Mike Davies|
|Jon A. and Marilyn G. Husser||Umatiila School District||KATHERINE A SERAFIN|
|David Prine||Pendleton School District||MELODEE J NOLAN|
|Creation Evidence Museum||La Grande School District||ELIZABETH C DAVIS|
|Oregon Capitol Watch Foundation||City of Baker City||Heather Meiring|
|Rick Applegate||Chamber of Commerce Pendleton||Fiorella Kassab|
|Mt. Hood Roasters||Stayton City Library||Dinah Walsh|
|Madalyn Tower||Mike Powell||Tim Bennington-Davis|
|Eileen Storey||Sally Trissel||Hollie Chay|
|Don Zivney||Pat Fyke||Tom Sommerville|
|Zivney Flooring||Judy SingerAmes Research Inc.||DEBRA L VANAGTMAEL|
|Congressman Denny Smith||Julie Moran||REBECCA J LUCAS|
|William Andersen||Laurie Arcouette||Ron Berry|
|Andersen Tax and Accounting||Kim Pyle||DeAnne Somner|
|Dopel Ganger Inc.||Coburn Grabenhorst||Jerry Fineg|
|Donna Miller Principal Broker Home Smart Realty||DIANE S ROARK||Linda McMullen|
|Michelle Hendricks Realtor Home Smart Realty||Debbie Turner||Tracy Bosen|
|Steve Sims||Deb's Attic||Pendleton House Bed & Breakfast|
|Barbara Jackson||Promotion AFR, LLC.||Blue Door Inn Baker City|
|Lesli Haga||Ted Freres||Tom Denchel Ford Country|
|Christine Savage||Santiam Hospital||Gene and Lueila Wiens|
|Barbara Keeler||Vivien Montegomery||Catholic Health Initiative|
|Consolidated Towing Inc.||Joanne Alford||St. Anthony's Hospital|
|Alan Cavarno||Rosie Allen||Chamber of Commerce Baker City|
|Robert Marshall Stowell||Karen Anderson||Regis High School|
|DIANE M WISER||Pat Buzzard||Dixie Moravec|
|JOANNE ALFORD||Barb Nolen||David and Mary Kay Foster|
|Gary and Carmen Anglin||Joan wright.||10 Barell Brewing Bend OR|
|Donna Lee Juel||Ronda Thornburg||Wolfgangs Thirsts Parlor|
Rene Sperle Mt. Angel OR
|LOUIS F BASL||Sunset Oceanside Lodging|
Terry and Sandy McCoy
David and Lori Lambic
KathyKnauf Salem OR
Imogene Knauf Salem OR
Ieremia P. Saia
MAPS Community Foundation
Inner Health Chiropractic,LLC
Nancy Chamberlin Wa.
Celeste Rush Lyons OR
Mary Bauman Salem OR
Wayne and Sharon Dickson Redmond OR
Stan and Namette Hickman Prineville OR