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Free April Launch Pad Lecture
Satelloon: Bouncing the Signal from Above (Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 28, 2017) – Echo 1 is best known as one of the earliest communications satellites, one of several attempts to deploy reflectors in space to bounce radio signals over the horizon on Earth. It also helped us measure the density of the upper atmosphere. This aluminized “beachball” in space was also the first . . .
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Last Call for Trinity Site Motor Coach Tour
Limited Tickets Available for the April 1 tour (Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 24, 2017) - One of the “must see” things for residents and visitors alike in New Mexico is Trinity Site, where the world’s first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945. Located on the north end of what is now White Sands Missile Range, Trinity Site is open to the public twice each year, on the fi. . .
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New Horizons Theater Premiers National Parks Adventure
Giant Screen Film Celebrates the National Park Service (Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 23, 2017) – A trio of adventurers’ quest to experience America’s wildest, most historic and most naturally beautiful places becomes the ultimate off-trail adventure in MacGillivray Freeman Films’ (MFF) giant screen film National Parks Adventure, premiering at the New Horizons Dome Th. . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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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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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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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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NM Space Trail Trinity Site Tour Register here! Click Here for Camp Registration
Theater Shows

Live Digital Planetarium Show - Night Sky with Museum Educator
See the solar system, stars, and the universe as you have never experienced them before. Take a . . .

STARS: The Powerhouses of the Universe
Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright . . .

National Parks Adventure
Join the quest to experience America's historic and most naturally beautiful places in this ulti. . .

Events

April 1st, 2017
Trinity Site Tour

April 12th, 2017
Yuri's Night

June 5th, 2017
First Day of Summer Camp


Plan Your Visit

Open everyday except Tuesday

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Admission:
Adults $7.00
Children (4-12) $5.00
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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
Voice: (575) 437-2840
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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.

  • Lisa Thomassie - Member, At-Large
  • 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
  • Jamai Blivin - Member, District II
  • Dr. Donald Elder, III - Member, District IV
  • Jacqueline S. Fryer - Member, District V

Contact the Commission at msh.commissioners@state.nm.us

BlueStar Museums

March 30th in Space History

    • 1982: STS–3 Columbia ends its 8–day mission with a landing at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
    • 2006: Soyuz TMA–8 is launched with the 13th crew to occupy the International Space Station, a Russian and an American, a 183–day mission. With them is Brazil's first astronaut, who returned to Earth with the 12th crew on April 7