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Close Encounters:
Rendezvous in Space With Gemini 6 & 7 Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday December 4 (Alamogordo, NM, Nov. 24, 2015) - It sounds simple. Launch two spacecraft into orbit and get them close enough to dock, but the mission was fraught with problems from the beginning. Discover the story behind the rendezvous of Gemini 6 & 7, learn what the . . .
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Murder at Comet-Con!
Who Done It? Who Knows? (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Recently declassified material at the New Mexico Museum of Space History clearly shows that there will be a murder at the museum on Friday, October 30. The dastardly dead is expected to take place either before, during or after dinner that evening. Unfortunately, the name of the victim was redacted by an Unknown Governmental Agency . . .
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From Renegade Doctor to the Fastest Man Alive
Sonic Wind – Meet the Man Behind the New Book (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - On a cold December day in 1954, Dr. John Paul Stapp rode into the history books at 632 miles per hour aboard the Sonic Wind 1 at Holloman Air Force Base’s High Speed Test Track. He was an instant international sensation, gracing magazine covers, newspaper front pages, and even thrilling viewers on This . . .
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Featured Exhibit

Looking Out, Looking Back
Looking out, looking back. Before man could travel in space, satellites explored the unknown frontier, testing for possible fatal effects of space travel. Today satellites help to conserve and manage resources, and support the global positioning system, telecommunications, and national defense. This gallery tells the story of the remarkable technology of the satellite. . . .
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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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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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NM Space Trail
IMAX Movies

Journey into Amazing Caves
Journey into Amazing Caves tells the story of two accomplished cavers as they explore unu. . .

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
Accompany a team of paleontologists as they work to solve an 82 million year-old mystery. Stunn. . .

NEW Digital Star Show
NEW Digital Star Show See the solar system, stars, and universe as yo. . .


Plan Your Visit

Open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving

Adults $6.00
Children (3-12) $4.00
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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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November 29th in Space History

    • 1961: NASA launches the chimpanzee Enos on a 2–orbital flight, a 'dress rehearsal' for America's first manned orbital mission, by John Glenn, three months later.