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Pioneering Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov Passes Away at 85
World Mourns a True Space Hero International Space Hall of Fame Inductee Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov, a former Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to walk in space, has passed away at 85 after a long illness. Leonov had been in Moscow’s Burdenko Hospital and died Friday, October 11, 2019. He will be buried at a memorial cemetery outside of Moscow on Tuesday. The staff and . . .
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Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday October 4
A Lieutenant and a Balloon: How High Did They Go? (Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 1, 2019) – When you hear about balloons, the first thing that comes to mind may be the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. But did you know that balloons were also once part of the early space program? Project Manhigh was established in 1955 at Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico. Th. . .
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Stargazing Takes Center Stage!
Great Southwest Star Party Scheduled for May 31-June 2 (Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 25, 2019) – The first Great Southwest Star Party is slated to be held May 31-June 2, 2019, at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo. The three day event will feature night sky viewing parties, museum and area tours, workshops, food vendors and on-site RV and tent camping. . . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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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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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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The International Space Hall of Fame
The International Space Hall of Fame was established in 1976 to recognize the imagination, efforts, and achievements of those who have endeavored to advance man's knowledge of the universe, and his ability to explore space. See all inductees in the International Space Hall of Fame online at www.nmspacemuseum.org/halloffam. . .
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Live Digital Planetarium Show - Night Sky with Museum Educator
See the solar system, stars, and the universe as you have never experienced them before. Take a . . .

Apollo 11: First Steps
This thrilling cinematic experience showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps. . .

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

Events

November 9th, 2019
Science Saturday!

November 28th, 2019
Museum and Theater Closed


Plan Your Visit

Open everyday except Tuesday

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Admission:
Adults $8.00
Children (4-12) $6.00
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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.

  • 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
  • Dr. Donald Elder, III - Member, District IV
  • Jacqueline S. Fryer - Member, District V

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

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October 17th in Space History

    • 1963: NASA announces its third group of astronaut trainees, which includes ten who would fly on Apollo missions.