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Launch Pad Lecture: Paper Rockets
Spaceships That Never Got Off the Ground Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday September 4 (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Wouldn’t it be a great idea if we could … ? The history of the space program is littered with plans to squeeze extra work out of existing rockets. Sometimes you get an incredible success, like Skylab. But most wind up in the landfill or the shre. . .
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REVISION: Launch Pad Lecture Change So Many Telescopes:
Astronomers Have FITS! Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday, August 7 Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Hubble, Dunn, VLA, Apache Point, Palomar, Keck ... Why do astronomers need so many different telescopes? And why do they have FITS? This Friday, August 7, join Museum Education Director Dave Dooling to see how the universe is a symphony of electromagnetic radiation and peek at, and through. . .
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Museum Educator Chosen as NASA’s MAVEN Ambassador
Patrick Devine Picked to Attend Program (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Patrick Devine, Education Specialist at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, is one of thirty educators nationwide to be chosen by NASA to become a MAVEN Education Ambassador. In its third and last year, the project goal is to train a select group of educators on fundamental space science topics and to inspire the. . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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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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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!
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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NM Space Trail Induction 2015 Gala Reservation Form
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. . .

Events

September 11th, 2015
9/11 Commemoration Ceremony

September 12th, 2015
Drive-In Movie Film Fest

September 19th, 2015
Drive-In Movie Film Fest


Plan Your Visit

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

Admission:
Adults $6.00
Children (3-12) $4.00
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For Group Tour Information, call 575-437-2840 ext. 41132 or email MSH.Info@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

September 1st in Space History

    • 1979: NASA's Pioneer 11 flies by the planet Saturn.
    • 2000: China launches the Ziyuan 2, a sophisticated military satellite.