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Board approves ‘Aiming for the Stars’ funding

March 25, 2014 • Local News

Funding for the first “Aiming for the Stars,” planned for Oct. 17 in Roswell, was given an initial approval by the city’s Occupancy Tax Board Tuesday.

The board will recommend to the city’s finance committee that the event should be allocated $2,465 in lodger’s tax funds.

Former Mayor Bill Brainard initiated the idea to hold the two-day event to honor the legacy of rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard and his years of research in Roswell.

“All of these guys are space science intellectuals and well noted in their fields as authors and scientists,” Brainard said.

Other activities will include a portable planetarium, telescopes, a bicycle gyroscope, NASA exhibits, a 1/15th scale model of the space shuttle and a full-size shuttle astronaut spacesuit available for Login to read more

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