Launch Pad Lecture: The Eye in the Sky
Celebrating Hubble's 25th Anniversary
Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday April 3
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Although planning started in the early 70s, the Hubble Telescope wasn’t launched until 1990. Since then, the Hubble has sent back more than 45 terabytes of information and changed the way we think about space and the origins of the . . .
Trinity Motorcoach Tour Sells Out
Now Taking Reservations for Bus Number Two!
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The Trinity Site motorcoach tour sponsored by the New Mexico Museum of Space History and the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation has sold out its first coach and is now taking reservations for a second.
“We were very pleased, and a bit surprised, that our tour sold out so quickly and ahead of d. . .
Museum Director Featured on Science Channel
NASA’s Unexplained Files Airing This Spring
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - New Mexico Museum of Space History Executive Director Chris Orwoll is featured in eight episodes of NASA’s Unexplained Files airing now through May on the Science Channel. Orwoll’s extensive background in space history, and his previous work with WAG TV, the producers of the show, led to him being chosen to. . .
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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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. . .
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 Sonic Wind I rocket sled ridden by Dr. Stapp and the Little Joe II rocket which tested the Apollo Launch Escape System.
At 86 feet tall, Litt. . .
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 . . .