Museum E-Publishes Curation Paper Number Ten
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to announce publication of the tenth in a series of papers by the museum’s Curation Department, Curation Paper Number Ten. This issue features the oral history of Colonel Eileen Collins (USAF, Ret.). A veteran astronaut, Collins was the first woman to command a Space Shuttle mission, STS 93 Columbia.
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Launch Pad Lecture: Protecting Astronauts and Spaceships
Next Gen Home Security: Protecting Astronauts and Spaceships
Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday March 7-Guest Speaker Announced
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Anyone who has seen the movie GRAVITY now knows that although space seems like a big empty void, in reality there’s a lot out there that’s potentially dangerous. Asteroids, orbiting de. . .
January 31 Commission Meeting Agenda
New Mexico Museum of Space HistoryGovernor's Commission Meeting
January 31, 2014Udall Building (Center for Museums' Resources)
725 Camino Lego
Santa Fe, NM
The Mission of the New Mexico Museum of Space History Commission is to provide direction, advice, and support to the Director of the Museum in the maintenance and operation of the. . .
Daisy Track (Outdoor Exhibit) & X-37
In operation from 1955 to 1985, the Daisy Decelerator (named after the Daisy Air Rifle) was an air-powered sled-track used to study the effects of acceleration, deceleration, and impact on the human body and various equipment systems. The Daisy Decelerator played a significant role in American history by supporting biological and mechanical research and testing for NASA's Mercury space flights. . .
Living and Working in Space
Living and Working in Space demonstrates how mankind has adapted to the extreme environmental challenges of space travel. See space suits and clothing, a space toilet, a bioinstrumentation pack, and American and Soviet space food.
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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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The Basin Overlook
The Basin Overlook exhibit answers the question "Why the New Mexico Museum of Space History?" by highlighting events in the Tularosa Basin and greater New Mexico that advanced our exploration and knowledge of space.
The gallery provides a magnificent view of the Tularosa Basin, home of Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands Missile Range.
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