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Ticket Sales Soaring for April Trinity Site Motorcoach Tour
Museum Secures Third Bus (Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 16, 2018) – Ticket sales for the April 7th Motorcoach Tour to Trinity Site are soaring and, in response, the New Mexico Museum of Space History has secured a third bus for the event. “We’ve been pleasantly surprised at the response to this April’s tour and it marks the first time we’ve added a third coach,” s. . .
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Failure IS an Option at New Summer Camp Program
Registration Now Open (Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 14, 2018) – Planes, robots, stars, and rocket failures – on purpose - are on tap for the Summer 2018 lineup of Rocketeer Academy camps at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. “Space exploration is tough – that’s why it’s called rocket science,” said Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll. “For Summer 2018,. . .
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Hit the Road to Trinity Site!
Motor coach Tour April 7 (Alamogordo, New Mexico January 16, 2018) - On July 16, 1945, a tremendous 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. The New Mexico Museum of Space History hosts a motor coach . . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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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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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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Museum Closed Summer Camp Trinity Site NM Space Trail
Theater Shows

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

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 . . .

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


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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
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March 18th in Space History

    • 1965: The USSR's Alexei Leonov makes the first space walk during the 1.1–day Voskhod 2 mission.
    • 1980: 48 people are killed when the Soviets' Tselina–D rocket booster explodes on the launch pad.