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 . . .
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. . .
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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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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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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