New Mexico Hero Mourned
Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Passes Away at 85
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, February 5, 2016) - The last surviving member of the Apollo 14 crew, Astronaut Edgar Dean Mitchell, passed away February 4, at 9:30 pm, in West Palm Beach from a sudden illness.
Although Mitchell was born in Hereford, Texas, he always considered Artesia, New Mexico, his home because he spent most o. . .
Educators Honored by Legislature
Shinabery and Killebrew Receive Special Recognition
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, February 4, 2016) - New Mexico Museum of Space History Educator Michael Shinabery and New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired science teacher Jeffrey Killebrew were honored with a special proclamation of congratulations by the New Mexico House of Representatives on February 1, 2016, in recogni. . .
Museum Hosts Teacher Open House
Teachers and Their Families Get in Free on February 20
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, January 28, 2016) - A digital star show, an Alien Autopsy, and Twisted Weather are on tap for the Teacher’s Open House at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo on Feb. 20, 2016. Teachers and their families will have free access to the Museum and the Tombaugh Theater all day (9 a.m.–5 p. . .
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 International Space Hall of Fame
The International Space Hall of Fame was established in 1976 to recognize the imagination, efforts, and achievements of those who have endeavored to advance man's knowledge of the universe, and his ability to explore space.
See all inductees in the International Space Hall of Fame online at www.nmspacemuseum.org/halloffam. . .
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. . .
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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