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Warehouse 1402: Behind the Scenes Tour
The Hubbard: Small Things Not Forgotten The Museum Support Center took center stage for the first few behind the scenes tours, but this Saturday, September 24, the Hubbard Curatorial Building is in the limelight. Formerly the museum’s education center, the Hubbard has been totally revamped to become the fully climate controlled area for the many small objects in the museum’s coll. . .
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The New Mexico Museum of Space History Joins Smithsonian magazine’s 12th Annual Museum Day Live!
Free Admission on September 24, 2016, with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket (Alamogordo, NM Sept. 20, 2016)— The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian affiliate, will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 24, 2016, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s twelfth annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United Stat. . .
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Wanted: Your Photos of the Museum
40th Anniversary Exhibit to Highlight Visitor Memories (Alamogordo, New Mexico, August 11, 2016) - Forty years ago, on October 5, 1976, the idea of creating the International Space Hall of Fame in Alamogordo came to fruition for former city mayor Dwight Ohlinger when the facility was dedicated amidst great fanfare and international recognition. Where were you that day? Riding in the. . .
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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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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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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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Theater Shows

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

Digital Planetarium Show – Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Narrated by Academy-Award nominated actor Liam Neeson, this cutting-edge production features hig. . .

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


October 1st, 2016
Trinity Site Tour

Plan Your Visit

Open everyday except Tuesday

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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
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

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September 29th in Space History

    • 1962: The US launches Canada's first satellite, Alouette 1.
    • 1988: STS–26 Discovery begins a 4–day flight.
    • 2004: Mike Melvill flies the private spacecraft SpaceShipOne into outer space for the second time.
    • 2011: China launches its first space station, the module Tiangong 1. It will be occupied by two crews in the year 2012; the next year it will be purposely destroyed in re-entry.