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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

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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Living and Working in Space
Living and Working in Space demonstrates how mankind has adapted to the extreme environmental challenges of space travel. See space suits and clothing, a space toilet, a bioinstrumentation pack, and American and Soviet space food. . . .
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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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Icons of Exploration
Icons of Exploration showcases some of the Museum's most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first man-made satellites, Sputnik and Explorer, and the Gargoyle, an early guided missile. Visitors are introduced to themes and subjects that are revisited and developed throughout the museum. . . .
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Digital Planetarium Show – Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Narrated by Academy-Award nominated actor Liam Neeson, this cutting-edge production features hig. . .

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. . .

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.