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Solar Viewing Event Monday at Museum
Make Your Own Eye Safe Eclipse Viewer (Alamogordo, New Mexico, August 17, 2017) – All across the country people are preparing for the solar eclipse, whether they are in the path of totality or not. Since Wednesday, August 9, staff at the Museum of Space History have handed out 1,000 solar eclipse glasses to area residents and schools. The glasses are no longer available prior to t. . .
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Changes Underfoot at Museum
Reduced Admission Fees Offered During Carpet Installation (Alamogordo, New Mexico, August 11, 2017) – The New Mexico Museum of Space History is offering half price admission for the museum from Monday August 14 through Friday September 1, while new carpeting is being installed on several floors in the building. This phase of carpet installation with complete the new carpeting throu. . .
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Museum Hosts Solar Eclipse Viewing
Free Eclipse Glasses Now Available! (Alamogordo, New Mexico, August 8, 2017) – With the Great American Eclipse 2017 just around the corner, plans are being made nationwide to watch this spectacular event. In New Mexico, totality will reach only about 67% but it will still be a sight to behold, if done safely. The New Mexico Museum of Space History is planning a solar eclipse party . . .
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Featured Exhibit

John P. Stapp Air & Space Park (Outdoor Exhibits)
Named after International Space Hall of Fame Inductee and aeromedical pioneer Dr. John P. Stapp, the Air and Space Park consists of large space-related artifacts documenting mankinds exploration of space. Examples of exhibits include the Sonic Wind I rocket sled ridden by Dr. Stapp and the Little Joe II rocket which tested the Apollo Launch Escape System. At 86 feet tall, Litt. . .
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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. . .
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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 . . .
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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 . .
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NM Space Trail Trinity Site Tour
Theater Shows

Live Digital Planetarium Show - Night Sky with Museum Educator
See the solar system, stars, and the universe as you have never experienced them before. Take a . . .

Aircraft Carrier
Aircraft Carrier is a large-format, immersive film packed with adrenaline-laced visuals and huma. . .

New Horizons Dome Theater & Planetarium
The New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium featuring the world’s first Spitz Scidome 4k Las. . .


September 11th, 2017
9/11 Commemoration Ceremony

September 23rd, 2017
Museum Day Live!

October 7th, 2017
Trinity Site Tour

Plan Your Visit

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Adults $7.00
Children (4-12) $5.00
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For Group Tour Information, call 575-437-2840 ext. 41132 or email

Located at the top of Highway 2001
Alamogordo, NM 88310
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The Governors Commission is the group appointed by the Governor comprised of leaders in the scientific, education and political communities responsible for the oversight of the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo. In keeping with a desire to fulfill their duties as representatives of the public trust, this direct email link has been added to our site. All emails received will be directly forwarded, and distributed to the respective Commissioners. Please note your name and district of residence in your email. Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

  • Lisa Thomassie - Member, At-Large
  • Jill Gutierrez - Member, District 7
  • Jim Hayhoe - Member, At- Large
  • Dr. William Dettmer - Chairman, District 3
  • Michael Kelley - Vice Chair, District 7
  • Ed Brabson - Member, District VI
  • Jamai Blivin - Member, District II
  • Dr. Donald Elder, III - Member, District IV
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August 19th in Space History

    • 1957: David Simons pilots the USAF Manhigh II balloon to 101,516 feet.
    • 1960: The Soviets launch Sputnik 5, a 1–day mission that takes two dogs into space and brings them back safely.
    • 1982: Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the second woman in space when Soyuz T–7 takes her and two other cosmonauts to the Soviet space station Salyut 7 on a 113–day mission. She returns to Earth with the previous Salyut crew on August 27.