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New Mexico Museums & Historic Sites Offering Free Admission to Furloughed Federal Employees & Their Families during Government Shutdown
January 18th, 2019 (Santa Fe) - New Mexico’s state-run museums and historic sites are offering free admission to furloughed federal employees and their families during the government shutdown. “New Mexico’s Department of Cultural Affairs is opening doors at all of our facilities to furloughed federal government workers and their families,” said Department of Cultural Af. . .
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Museum Hosts Free Telescope Workshop for New Users
Event Scheduled for Saturday, January 19 (Alamogordo, New Mexico, January 9, 2019) – The New Mexico Museum of Space History education department will be holding a free telescope workshop on Saturday, January 19, in the front classroom of the Tombaugh Building beginning at 10:00 am. The workshop had been originally scheduled right after Christmas, but a severe snowstorm caused the m. . .
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Snow Storm Causes Morning Closure at Museum and Theater
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, December 29, 2018) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History and New Horizons Dome Theater are closed today until noon, Saturday, December 29, due to a severe snow storm in the region. "Because of snow and ice leading to unsafe driving conditions on Highway 2001, we have decided to close both the Museum and Theater until noon today," said Museum Executive Director. . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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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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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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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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Live Digital Planetarium Show - Night Sky with Museum Educator
See the solar system, stars, and the universe as you have never experienced them before. Take a . . .

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. . .

Events

January 27th, 2019
Astronaut Remembrance Week

February 9th, 2019
Science Saturday!

March 9th, 2019
Science Saturday!

March 23rd, 2019
Into the Vault


Plan Your Visit

Open everyday except Tuesday

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Admission:
Adults $8.00
Children (4-12) $6.00
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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.

  • 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

January 19th in Space History

    • 2006: NASA's New Horizons probe is launched for a 2015 fly–by of Pluto. It carries some of the ashes of the late Clyde Tombaugh, Pluto's discoverer.