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Meeting Announcement
Museum Governor's Commission to Meet April 18 (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History Governor’s Commission will hold a regular quarterly meeting Friday, April 18, at 1:00 in the Hubbard Library on the grounds of the museum. The agenda for this meeting is available by contacting the museum. The mission of the NMMSH Governor’s Commission is to. . .
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April 18 Commission Meeting Agenda
New Mexico Museum of Space HistoryGovernor's Commission Meeting April 18, 2014 Hubbard Space Science Education Building NM Museum of Space History Alamogordo, NM 1:00 PM 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 o. . .
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Launch Pad Lecture: Yuri Gagarin and 50 Years of Russian Space Flight
First in Space: Yuri Gagarin and 50 Years of Russian Spaceflight Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday April 4 (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - It was April 12, 1961. Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, aboard a spacecraft called Swallow, became the first man in space and rocketed the Soviet space program into the history books. Aboard Vostok-1, Gagarin . . .
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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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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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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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IMAX Movies

Tornado Alley
Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ev. . .

Planetarium Show
Take a tour of the night sky. What causes the seasons? Why do the planets sometimes seem to move. . .

Hubble
Experience the gripping story- full of hope, crushing disappointment, dazzling ingenuity, braver. . .

NM Space Trail
Plan Your Visit

Open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving
9am-5pm.

Admission:
Adults $6.00
Children (4-12) $4.00
senior, military and combo discounts »
For Group Tour Information, call Sharon Masters at 575-437-2840 ext. 41117 or email Sharon.masters@state.nm.us

Located at the top of Highway 2001
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Voice: (575) 437-2840
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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
  • Jacqueline S. Fryer - Member, District V

Contact the Commission at msh.commissioners@state.nm.us

BlueStar Museums

April 20th in Space History

    • 1983: Three cosmonauts aboard Soyuz T–8 begin an unsuccessful 2–day mission to rendezvous with the Soviet space station Salyut 7.
    • 2004: Soyuz TMA–4 brings the ninth crew to the International Space Station, a Russian and an American. The crew remains aboard for 188 days.
    • 2006: The United States launches Luxembourg's first satellite, Astra 1KR.