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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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Hall of Fame Inductee, Fourth Man to Walk on the Moon, Passes at 86
Of the Twelve Original Moonwalkers, Only Four Remain (Alamogordo, New Mexico, May 26, 2018) – Astronaut Alan Bean, retired Navy Captain, hero of the space race and the fourth man to walk on the moon, passed away Saturday, May 26, at Houston Methodist Hospital following a sudden illness. Of the twelve original moonwalkers, only four remain with Bean’s passing - Buzz Aldrin, Dave 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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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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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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New Horizons Dome Theater & Planetarium
The New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium featuring the world’s first Spitz Scidome 4k Las. . .

Mysteries of China
Mysteries of China captures one of the great archaeological events of the modern age, tel. . .

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. . .

Events

August 11th, 2018
Science Saturday!

September 8th, 2018
Science Saturday!

September 11th, 2018
9/11 Commemoration Ceremony


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Children (4-12) $6.00
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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

July 15th in Space History

    • 1975: The 9–day Apollo–Soyuz Test Project, the first rendezvous of American and Soviet spacecraft in outer space, begins with launches of an Apollo craft with three astronauts, and Soyuz 19 with two cosmonauts.
    • 2009: STS–127 Endeavour launches a crew of seven on a 15.7–day construction mission to the International Space Station.