Final Days To See Rocket Sled At New Mexico Museum of Space History
If you've never been to the New Mexico Museum of Space History then you've never seen the Sonic Wind No. 1 rocket sled. It has been on loan at the Museum of Space History but is actually part of the Smithsonian’s collection and has been on loan to the Museum of Space History since its installation in 1976.
The Sonic Wind No 1 is now going to be on its way to Washington D.C. to become part of a new exhibit called “SPEED” at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The executive director of the New Mexico Museum of Space History says while they are excited that the Sonic Wind rocket will be completely restored by the experts at the Smithsonian and highlighted in the National Air and Space Museum’s new exhibit they're sad to see it leave their museum. The only good news is that the Sonic Wind rocket will be coming back to the New Mexico Museum of Space History in ten years.
The museum is working with its partners at the High Speed Test Track at Holloman Air Force Base to get other artifacts to display in the rocket park. If you want to check out the Sonic Wind rocket before it goes to Washington D.C., you only have until Wednesday, August 9.
You can check out the details at the museum's website.