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The Man Behind R2-D2
Don Bies to Accept ISHF Induction Award for George Lucas (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to announce that Don Bies, former curator of the Lucasfilm Archives and R2-D2 operator, will be accepting the International Space Hall of Fame Induction award on behalf of Star Wars Director George Lucas at this Saturday evening’s ceremony. B. . .
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From Renegade Doctor to the Fastest Man Alive
Sonic Wind – Meet the Man Behind the New Book (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - On a cold December day in 1954, Dr. John Paul Stapp rode into the history books at 632 miles per hour aboard the Sonic Wind 1 at Holloman Air Force Base’s High Speed Test Track. He was an instant international sensation, gracing magazine covers, newspaper front pages, and even thrilling viewers on This . . .
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October 3, 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda
New Mexico Museum of Space HistoryGovernor's Commission Meeting October 3, 2015 NM Museum of Space History IMAX Building 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 of the Museum and all of it. . .
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Featured Exhibit

Living and Working in Space
Living and Working in Space demonstrates how mankind has adapted to the extreme environmental challenges of space travel. See space suits and clothing, a space toilet, a bioinstrumentation pack, and American and Soviet space food. . . .
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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 . .
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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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John P. Stapp Air & Space Park (Outdoor Exhibits)
Named after International Space Hall of Fame Inductee and aeromedical pioneer Dr. John P. Stapp, the Air and Space Park consists of large space-related artifacts documenting mankinds exploration of space. Examples of exhibits include the Sonic Wind I rocket sled ridden by Dr. Stapp and the Little Joe II rocket which tested the Apollo Launch Escape System. At 86 feet tall, Litt. . .
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NM Space Trail Induction 2015 Gala Reservation Form
IMAX Movies

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
Accompany a team of paleontologists as they work to solve an 82 million year-old mystery. Stunn. . .


December 11th, 2015
Desserts of the Cosmos

Plan Your Visit

Open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving

Adults $6.00
Children (3-12) $4.00
senior, military and combo discounts »
For Group Tour Information, call 575-437-2840 ext. 41132 or email

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

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October 6th in Space History

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