A visit to the New Mexico Museum of Space History is a trip into the origins of our nation's space exploration program.
The Museum is composed of:
- The Museum of Space History. Contains exhibitions ranging from Robert Goddard's early rocket experiments near Roswell to a mock-up of the International Space Station.
- The International Space Hall of Fame. Commemorates the achievements of men and women who have furthered humanity's exploration of space.
- The John P. Stapp Air & Space Park. Displays larger exhibits, such as the Apollo program's Little Joe II rocket and the rocket sled that "Fastest Man Alive" Stapp rode to 632 mph.
- Daisy Track. Commemorates aeromedical and space related tests which were crucial in developing components for NASA's Project Mercury orbital flights and the Project Apollo moon landings.
- The Clyde W. Tombaugh Education Center. Home to the museum’s Education and Marketing Departments and the New Horizons Theater. The interior showcases the Smithsonian exhibit Earth from Space and, in the lobby, the interactive exhibit Magic Planet.
- The New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium. The first dome theater in the world to feature the Spitz SciDome 4k Laser fulldome planetarium system.
- Astronaut Memorial Garden. A tribute to the Apollo 1 and Space Shuttle Challenger & Columbia astronauts.
- The Museum Support Center. The facility where Museum employees and volunteers conserve and restore the many large artifacts exhibited at the Museum.