ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM

LAS VEGAS, NV

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McCarran International Airport

Women have been an active part of the growth and development of aviation in Southern Nevada. As early as 1920, when Randall Henderson became the first pilot to fly to Las Vegas, women have flown. Henderson stayed a week, charging $10 for rides. Many local residents, men and women, took advantage of the opportunity.

Las Vegas saw its first female commercial airline passenger on June 6, 1926, only two weeks after Western Air Express began carrying passengers. Maude Campbell of Salt Lake City paid $180.00 for a trip from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. At that time, WAE flights landed in Las Vegas to refuel. "Pop" Hanshue, an inveterate promoter and President of WAE, decided to capitalize on Campbell's flight, and met her in Las Vegas with a large number of photographers and a bouquet of flowers. Campbell's flight, though made sitting on mail bags in an open cockpit M-2 without any passenger amenities, signaled that flying was not just for men.

The first plane registered to Las Vegas owners was owned by Connie and Bernice Elkins, who used it for a flying school they opened in 1931. They moved to Redlands, California, the next year, apparently not finding enough students in Las Vegas.

During the 1920s and 1930s, famous pilots such as Amelia Earhart and Jackie Cochran visited Las Vegas and Boulder City. Commercial airlines, Including Grand Canyon Air Lines, began using Flight Attendants, or Couriers as Grand Canyon called them, on their flights. Florence Murphy and Peg Crockett became involved in the ownership and operation of area airports and airlines. In 1950, the oldest flying organization in the valley, the Desert 99s, a women's flying club, was organized.

Women continue to be an active part of local aviation, serving as pilots and executives in commercial, corporate, and general aviation, and in many roles within local airports.
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The Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada is a unique educational establishment that serves to commemorate the history of nuclear testing in the Nevada desert during the mid-20th century. Founded in 2005, the Museum offers an immersive experience into the history of the nation’s nuclear weapons program, with a focus on the events that occurred in the Nevada Test Site, the area chosen for the nation’s nuclear testing activities.

The museum houses several interactive exhibits, which allow visitors to explore the history of the Nevada Test Site and the development of the nation’s nuclear weapons program. The museum also includes a prominent collection of artifacts from the Nevada Test Site, including pieces of equipment used during the testing process.

In addition to its educational mission, the museum also serves as a center for research and public outreach. The museum hosts a number of public events, such as lectures, book signings, and special events. It also provides educational materials to K-12 classrooms and other educational institutions. The Atomic Testing Museum is also home to the Nevada Test Site Oral History Project, which aims to document the history of the test site through interviews with former employees and residents of the area.

The museum is open to the public and admission is free. Visitors are encouraged to explore the museum’s exhibits and participate in its educational events. The Atomic Testing Museum is a unique institution that serves to commemorate the history of nuclear testing in the Nevada desert, providing an immersive experience for all who visit.

ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM is a Uncategorized or General Museum in LAS VEGAS NV. US MID #8403200042

The museum is classed as GMU (Uncategorized or General Museums). It comes under American Alliance of Museums (AAM) region: Western (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington).

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ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM
755 E FLAMINGO RD
LAS VEGAS
NV
89119

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MID # 8403200042
Name ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM
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Classification Uncategorized or General Museums, , Western
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LAT/LONG 36.114072, -115.148342
CODES FIPS State Code: 32
FIPS County Code: 003
US Census Tract: 002603
US Census Block: 2000