Furthermore, at NMSU Versluis served as a Co-Principal Investigator for the Lunar Legacy Project, which is one of the earliest federally grant-funded space archaeological research projects, through the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium in 1999. NASA funded the Lunar Legacy Project to document the artifacts on the lunar surface at Tranquility Base by the Apollo 11 crew, and to investigate the relevant US Federal preservation laws and regulations.
John earned his BA in history with honors at Western State College of Colorado (currently known as Western State Colorado University) in Gunnison, Colorado, in December 1997. During his undergraduate studies he made new scholarly discoveries providing further insights into the U.S. intervention into Russia 1918-1920, and continues his research through exhibits and presentations.
At present, John is an active board member of the Association of Academic Museums & Galleries, serves as an American Alliance of Museums MAP Peer Reviewer, and is a consultant for the Bridge Street History Center in Granbury, Texas.
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