Launch Pad Lecture: 50 Years of Women in Space
Celebrating Gold: 50 Years of Women in Space
Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday December 6
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Most people know that over the past few years, the world has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first man in space (Yuri Gagarin), the first American man in space (Alan Shepard), and the first American man to orbit the e. . .
Museum to Close Temporarily
Out With the Old Doors, In With the New
Museum to Close Temporarily For Door Installation
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History and Tombaugh IMAX Theater will temporarily close for installation of new front doors at the Museum on Monday, January 13, 2014. The door replacement is part of ongoing renovations at . . .
Nov 7, 2013 Museum Kicks Off Holiday Food Drive
Museum Kicks Off Holiday Food Drive
Theater Offers Free Multimedia Show
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History is holding a holiday canned food drive through November 23. As part of that, the Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Theater will offer free admission to the multi-media show “9 Planets and Counting” at 1:00 . . .
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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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 . . .
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. . .
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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