New Mexico Museum of Space History Home Page
What's NewAboutSpace Hall of FameExhibitionsEventsIMAX Movies RocketeersPlan a VisitGet Involved
Discover the cradle of America's Space Program
What's New

Launch Pad Lecture: Tripping the Light Fantastic
Fiftieth Anniversary of The First Space Walk Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday March 6 (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - It happened 50 years ago in 1965, but who did it? Was it an American astronaut or a Soviet cosmonaut who performed the first spacewalk? And how close did that explorer come to not making it back inside? Find out the answers to these questions, and ot. . .
more »

 

Now Boarding for Trinity Site!
Motorcoach Tour to Trinity Site April 4 (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - On July 16, 1945, a horrific explosion in the New Mexico desert marked the beginning of the end of World War II. The world’s first atomic bomb was detonated on that day at Trinity Site, on the north end of what is now White Sands Missile Range. In recognition of the 70th anniversary of Trinity Site, the New. . .
more »

 

Can't Wait for Your June Jurassic Jolt?
Sea Monsters are Coming March 1st! (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - National Geographic’s giant-screen film Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure is returning to the Clyde W. Tombaugh Dome Theater March 1st. This exciting film brings to life the extraordinary marine reptiles of the dinosaur. From the giraffe-necked Styxosaurus and 20-foot “bulldog” fish Xiphactinus. . .
more »

 
» more recent news
Featured Exhibit

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 . . .
more »

 

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 www.nmspacemuseum.org/halloffam. . .
more »

 

Rockets!
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! . . .
more »

 

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. . . .
more »

 

» all current exhibitions
NM Space Trail Trinity Site Tour
IMAX Movies

Coming Soon! Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
Accompany a team of paleontologists as they work to solve an 82 million year-old mystery. Stunn. . .

Journey into Amazing Caves
Journey into Amazing Caves tells the story of two accomplished cavers as they explore unu. . .

Events

April 12th, 2015
Yuri's Night


Plan Your Visit

Open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving
9am-5pm.

Admission:
Adults $6.00
Children (3-12) $4.00
senior, military and combo discounts »
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
map and directions »

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 msh.commissioners@state.nm.us

BlueStar Museums

March 1st in Space History

    • 2002: STS–109 Columbia begins a 10.9–day mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.