Space History Road Tour
Help Us Keep Our Aerospace Heritage Alive
From June 9 – 12 2016 Spacefest VII , a reunion of legendary NASA astronauts, engineers, famous
space scientists, authors, astronomers, space artists, and fans produced by Novaspace, will be held
in Tucson, AZ.
Dr. Jim Busby Aerospace Historian, educator and board member of Aerospace Legacy Foundation (ALF) in Downey, CA has been invited to be a guest lecturer and to do a memorabilia display. Unfortunately, ALF being a small non-profit organization cannot afford to send Dr. Busby, his wife and other members of the organization to Tucson. That is why we are turning to aerospace
enthusiasts to help fund this trip.
Dr. Jim Busby’s extensive knowledge of aerospace history has educated many over the years. In 1978 he
helped create the world's first Apollo lunar reenactments and worked at the California Science center for 19 years.
“I enjoy educating children and adults in our long fascination with space exploration,” Busby commented. “Inspiring children when I talk about Apollo lunar exploration is an experience beyond words.”
A chance meeting with Tom Hanks allowed him to be a technical adviser and actor in "Apollo-13" and
HBO's "From the Earth to the Moon". He was recruited to join the Aerospace Legacy Foundation and
preserve the long legacy of the former plant in Downey, CA. that began before World War II and eventually produced the Apollo spacecraft and Space Shuttles.
The ALF mission is to educate, inspire, preserve and archive Southern California aerospace history. ALF also helped the city to create the Columbia Memorial Space and Science Education Center.
Our goal is to collect $2,500 dollars
We appeal to you to help Dr. Busby and his small entourage to get to Spacefest so that he can
educate and encourage young and old with his vast knowledge and enthusiasm with space age
Like getting a scooter to get around. I need to get a three wheeled scooter, rated to carry 350 pounds that is portable and breaks down to carry. rechargeable on batteries...with charger. They rent them and deliver and pick up in Tuscon cost... $150.00.
Can anybody help us?