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 Theater and Planetarium. The only such theater in southern New Mexico. Theater is closed for upgrades until July 1, 2016.
- 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.