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Meeting Announcement
Museum Governor's Commission to Meet April 18 (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History Governor’s Commission will hold a regular quarterly meeting Friday, April 18, at 1:00 in the Hubbard Library on the grounds of the museum. The agenda for this meeting is available by contacting the museum. The mission of the NMMSH Governor’s Commission is to. . .
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April 18 Commission Meeting Agenda
New Mexico Museum of Space HistoryGovernor's Commission Meeting April 18, 2014 Hubbard Space Science Education Building NM Museum of Space History Alamogordo, NM 1:00 PM The Mission of the New Mexico Museum of Space History Commission is to provide direction, advice, and support to the Director of the Museum in the maintenance and operation o. . .
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Launch Pad Lecture: Yuri Gagarin and 50 Years of Russian Space Flight
First in Space: Yuri Gagarin and 50 Years of Russian Spaceflight Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday April 4 (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - It was April 12, 1961. Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, aboard a spacecraft called Swallow, became the first man in space and rocketed the Soviet space program into the history books. Aboard Vostok-1, Gagarin . . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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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 X-Prize/X-Cup
The X-Prize/X-Cup exhibit describes the competition that led "Space Ship One" to become the first manned commercial ship to journey into space and return safely. The X Prize Cup is an ongoing contest hosted by the state of New Mexico in partnership with the X Prize Foundation. Panels illustrate the numerous challenges of speed, distance, and efficiency to teams of civilian compet. . .
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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. . .
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IMAX Movies

Tornado Alley
Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ev. . .

9 Planets & Counting
How many planets are there? Nine? Eight? Ten? Twelve? Nine Planets and Counting present. . .

Planetarium Show
Take a tour of the night sky. What causes the seasons? Why do the planets sometimes seem to move. . .

NM Space Trail
Plan Your Visit

Open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving
9am-5pm.

Admission:
Adults $6.00
Children (4-12) $4.00
senior, military and combo discounts »
For Group Tour Information, call Sharon Masters at 575-437-2840 ext. 41117 or email Sharon.masters@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

April 24th in Space History

    • 1967: The Soviets' Soyuz 1 crash lands after a 1–day mission, killing cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov.
    • 1970: China launches its first satellite, the DFH Mao 1.
    • 1990: STS–31 Discovery begins a 5–day mission.