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Free Warehouse 1402 Behind the Scenes Tour
Apollo Treasure at the MSC (Alamogordo, New Mexico, May 24, 2018) As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program, the New Mexico Museum of Space History will be hosting the next Warehouse 1402 tour, Apollo Treasures at the MSC on June 23rd, from 9 to 10 AM. Join Curator Sue Taylor and Assistant Curator Jim Mayberry at the Museum Support Center (AKA . . .
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Hall of Fame Inductee, Fourth Man to Walk on the Moon, Passes at 86
Of the Twelve Original Moonwalkers, Only Four Remain (Alamogordo, New Mexico, May 26, 2018) – Astronaut Alan Bean, retired Navy Captain, hero of the space race and the fourth man to walk on the moon, passed away Saturday, May 26, at Houston Methodist Hospital following a sudden illness. Of the twelve original moonwalkers, only four remain with Bean’s passing - Buzz Aldrin, Dave S. . .
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Failure IS an Option at New Summer Camp Program
Registration Now Open (Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 14, 2018) – Planes, robots, stars, and rocket failures – on purpose - are on tap for the Summer 2018 lineup of Rocketeer Academy camps at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. “Space exploration is tough – that’s why it’s called rocket science,” said Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll. “For Summer 2018,. . .
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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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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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John P. Stapp Air & Space Park (Outdoor Exhibits)
Named after International Space Hall of Fame Inductee and aeromedical pioneer Dr. John P. Stapp, the Air and Space Park consists of large space-related artifacts documenting mankinds exploration of space. Examples of exhibits include the Little Joe II rocket which tested the Apollo Launch Escape System. At 86 feet tall, Little Joe II is the largest rocket ever launched from Ne. . .
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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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Australia's Great Wild North
Few places on earth remain as wild and pristine as the Top End of Australia. It is a land that t. . .

Mysteries of China
Mysteries of China captures one of the great archaeological events of the modern age, tel. . .

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

Events

July 4th, 2018
Fireworks Extravaganza

July 7th, 2018
Science Saturday!

August 11th, 2018
Science Saturday!


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Children (4-12) $6.00
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Alamogordo, NM 88310
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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

BlueStar Museums

June 22nd in Space History

    • 1951: The United States fires the first of over 3500 Loki rockets in a 4–year test program at White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico.
    • 1978: James Christy discovers Pluto's moon Charon.