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Launch Pad Lecture: Tripping the Light Fantastic
Fiftieth Anniversary of The First Space Walk Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday March 6 (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - It happened 50 years ago in 1965, but who did it? Was it an American astronaut or a Soviet cosmonaut who performed the first spacewalk? And how close did that explorer come to not making it back inside? Find out the answers to these questions, and ot. . .
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Now Boarding for Trinity Site!
Motorcoach Tour to Trinity Site April 4 (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - On July 16, 1945, a horrific explosion in the New Mexico desert marked the beginning of the end of World War II. The world’s first atomic bomb was detonated on that day at Trinity Site, on the north end of what is now White Sands Missile Range. In recognition of the 70th anniversary of Trinity Site, the New. . .
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Museum Foundation Brings on New Board Members
The International Space Hall of Fame Foundation Welcomes Four (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The International Space Hall of Fame Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors. The new board members are Maurice Gutierrez, Cindy Holder, Pamela Lee and Tina Martinez. Maurice Gutierrez grew up in La Luz, New Mexico. After graduating f. . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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The X-Prize/X-Cup
The X-Prize/X-Cup exhibit describes the competition that led "Space Ship One" to become the first manned commercial ship to journey into space and return safely. The X Prize Cup is an ongoing contest hosted by the state of New Mexico in partnership with the X Prize Foundation. Panels illustrate the numerous challenges of speed, distance, and efficiency to teams of civilian compet. . .
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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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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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NM Space Trail Trinity Site Tour
IMAX Movies

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

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

Tornado Alley
Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ev. . .

Events

April 12th, 2015
Yuri's Night


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

February 28th in Space History

    • 1959: The US launches Discoverer 1, the first polar orbiting satellite
    • 1990: STS–36 Atlantis begins a classified 4.4–day mission.