Launch Pad Lecture: Tripping the Light Fantastic
Fiftieth Anniversary of The First Space Walk
Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday March 6
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - It happened 50 years ago in 1965, but who did it? Was it an American astronaut or a Soviet cosmonaut who performed the first spacewalk? And how close did that explorer come to not making it back inside? Find out the answers to these questions, and ot. . .
Now Boarding for Trinity Site!
Motorcoach Tour to Trinity Site April 4
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - On July 16, 1945, a horrific explosion in the New Mexico desert marked the beginning of the end of World War II. The world’s first atomic bomb was detonated on that day at Trinity Site, on the north end of what is now White Sands Missile Range.
In recognition of the 70th anniversary of Trinity Site, the New. . .
Can't Wait for Your June Jurassic Jolt?
Sea Monsters are Coming March 1st!
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - National Geographic’s giant-screen film Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure is returning to the Clyde W. Tombaugh Dome Theater March 1st. This exciting film brings to life the extraordinary marine reptiles of the dinosaur. From the giraffe-necked Styxosaurus and 20-foot “bulldog” fish Xiphactinus. . .
Space Science in New Mexico
Space Science in New Mexico. New Mexico, and specifically the Tularosa Basin, has been home to many space pioneers and developments that made space travel possible.
This gallery features a fuel injector from one of Robert Goddard's rockets and instruments from the German V-2 rockets tested at White Sands Missile Range. Of special interest are the training coveralls worn . . .
The International Space Hall of Fame
The International Space Hall of Fame was established in 1976 to recognize the imagination, efforts, and achievements of those who have endeavored to advance man's knowledge of the universe, and his ability to explore space.
See all inductees in the International Space Hall of Fame online at www.nmspacemuseum.org/halloffam. . .
Rockets! This exhibit summarizes the historical development of rocketry, and honors many pioneers in the field. Significant artifacts fill the gallery. Don't miss the distinct sound signatures of different rocket engines. Push the buttons. . . and hear them. . . ROAR!
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Looking Out, Looking Back
Looking out, looking back. Before man could travel in space, satellites explored the unknown frontier, testing for possible fatal effects of space travel. Today satellites help to conserve and manage resources, and support the global positioning system, telecommunications, and national defense. This gallery tells the story of the remarkable technology of the satellite.
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