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Moon Over the Museum!
Free Lunar Viewing Event October 20 (Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 12, 2018) – Once a year, everyone on Earth is invited to join together and learn about our planets nearest neighbor, the Moon. This year, the New Mexico Museum of Space History, in conjunction with NASA’s International Observe the Moon Night, will be hosting Moon Over the Museum on Saturday, October 20. . . .
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Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday October 5
Live From Outer Space: The Flight of Apollo 7 (Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 2, 2018) – Each Apollo mission had specific objectives, and those for Apollo 7 were critical to the success of the lunar landing program. There were several firsts accomplished, not only by the spacecraft but by the crew as well. Join Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll on Friday October 5 for the fre. . .
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Fireworks Extravaganza Postponed to Friday, July 6
Limited Access Available to the Museum Grounds for Viewing (Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 5, 2018) – Alamogordo’s annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza at the New Mexico Museum of Space History has been postponed until Friday July 6th. For the first time in recent memory, the event was cancelled on July 4th due to high winds and safety concerns. Museum Executive Director Chris O. . .
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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 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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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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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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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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Mysteries of China
Mysteries of China captures one of the great archaeological events of the modern age, tel. . .

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 . . .

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

Events

November 10th, 2018
Science Saturday!

December 8th, 2018
Science Saturday!


Plan Your Visit

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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
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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

October 18th in Space History

    • 1989: STS–34 Atlantis, a 5–day mission, is launched. It releases the Galileo probe to Jupiter soon after launch (Galileo reaches Jupiter more than six years later).
    • 1993: STS–58 Columbia begins a 14–day flight
    • 2003: Soyuz TMA–3 delivers the eighth International Space Station crew, a Russian and American, for 194.8 days.