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New Exhibit to Showcase Gene Roddenberry’s Vision
Induction Gallery Set to Beam Up (Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 20, 2016) - With a little help from friends, like the Smithsonian and a couple of Star Trek collectors, the New Mexico Museum of Space History will open a new exhibit inside its Induction Gallery to honor Gene Roddenberry as the newest Inductee into the International Space Hall of Fame. An exclusive private opening o. . .
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Celebrate Solar Week at the Museum of Space History
Solar Astronomy Outreach Program to Offer Free Telescope Viewing Wednesday (Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 18, 2016) - Fall is when people look forward to new colors in trees. It’s also a chance to see the many colors of the Sun when Timmy Telescope comes to the New Mexico Museum of Space History on Wednesday, Oct. 19. In conjunction with NASA’s Solar Week, Oct. 17-21, R. . .
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Emmy Award Winning Special Effects Expert Attending Induction 2016
Panel Session Planned to Discuss Roddenberry Influence (Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 14, 2016) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to announce that Emmy Award winning special effects expert David Stipes will be attending the Induction ceremony for Gene Roddenberry on Saturday, November 12. Stipes is a special effects expert who has worked in the industry for more . . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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Icons of Exploration
Icons of Exploration showcases some of the Museum's most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first man-made satellites, Sputnik and Explorer, and the Gargoyle, an early guided missile. Visitors are introduced to themes and subjects that are revisited and developed throughout the museum. . . .
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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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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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Theater Shows

Legends of the Night Sky: ORION
Legends of the Night Sky: ORION is the world's first traditionally animated fulldome movie. Lege. . .

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

Journey to Space
Starting July 1st Journey To Space showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space. . .


November 12th, 2016
Cowboys & Astronauts

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Adults $7.00
Children (4-12) $5.00
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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.

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October 22nd in Space History

    • 1946: German V–2 scientists and engineers are taken to the USSR to help with its rocket program.
    • 1992: STS–52 Columbia begins a 9.9–day mission.
    • 2008: India launches its first unmanned lunar craft, the Chandrayaan–1. It is scheduled to orbit the Moon for two years, and release a probe that will land on the lunar surface.