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Museum Featured on KLOVE Radio’s Closer Look
Tune in Sunday for a Look at the History and Future of the Museum (Alamogordo, New Mexico, January 27, 2017) – New Mexico Museum of Space History Executive Director Christopher Orwoll recently had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Felipe Aguilar, host of K-LOVE Radio’s local Closer Look program. The program focuses on local and regional points of interest and airs e. . .
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Museum Hosts Motor Coach Tour to Trinity Site
Limited Tickets Available for April 1 Tour (Alamogordo, New Mexico, January 24, 2016) - The world’s first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, at Trinity Site, in New Mexico on the north end of what is now White Sands Missile Range. In recognition of the event, Trinity Site is open to the public twice each year, on the first Saturday in April and again on the first Saturday. . .
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Gene Cernan, American Astronaut and Hero, Passes at 82
1982 Inductee into the International Space Hall of Fame (Alamogordo, New Mexico, January 17, 2017) – The staff of the New Mexico Museum of Space History express their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Astronaut Gene Cernan. Cernan passed away Monday, January 16, 2017, following on-going health issues. He was 82 years old. Although Cernan earned several distinctions d. . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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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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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 . . .
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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 . .
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Theater Shows

Two Small Pieces of Glass
This visually stunning film follows two students as they interact with a female astronomer at a . . .

Journey to Space
Starting July 1st Journey To Space showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space. . .

STARS: The Powerhouses of the Universe
Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright . . .


Plan Your Visit

Open everyday except Tuesday

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Adults $7.00
Children (4-12) $5.00
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For Group Tour Information, call 575-437-2840 ext. 41132 or email

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

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February 20th in Space History

    • 1962: John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth on the 5–hour MA–6 mission.
    • 1999: Soyuz TM–29 carries one French, one Russian, and 1 Slovak cosmonaut (the first) to the Russian space station Mir on a 188.8–day mission. The Slovak returns to Earth with the previous Mir crew after 7.9 days.