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 . . .
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. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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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