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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

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. . .
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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. . .
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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! . . .
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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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Theater Shows

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

New Horizons Dome Theater & Planetarium
The New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium featuring the world’s first Spitz Scidome 4k Las. . .

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

Events

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Admission:
Adults $7.00
Children (4-12) $5.00
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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
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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 msh.commissioners@state.nm.us

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February 23rd in Space History

    • 1949: Marc Garneau, Canada's first astronaut, is born.