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Museum Hosts Teacher Open House
Teachers and Their Families Get in Free on November 5 (Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 24, 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 Nov.5, 2016. Teachers and their families will have free access to the Museum and the New Horizons Theater all day (10 a.m.–5. . .
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New Exhibit to Showcase Gene Roddenberry’s Vision
Induction Gallery Set to Beam Up (Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 20, 2016) - With a little help from friends, like the Smithsonian and a couple of Star Trek collectors, the New Mexico Museum of Space History will open a new exhibit inside its Induction Gallery to honor Gene Roddenberry as the newest Inductee into the International Space Hall of Fame. An exclusive private opening o. . .
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Celebrate Solar Week at the Museum of Space History
Solar Astronomy Outreach Program to Offer Free Telescope Viewing Wednesday (Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 18, 2016) - Fall is when people look forward to new colors in trees. It’s also a chance to see the many colors of the Sun when Timmy Telescope comes to the New Mexico Museum of Space History on Wednesday, Oct. 19. In conjunction with NASA’s Solar Week, Oct. 17-21, R. . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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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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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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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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Theater Shows

Legends of the Night Sky: ORION
Legends of the Night Sky: ORION is the world's first traditionally animated fulldome movie. Lege. . .

Journey to Space
Starting July 1st Journey To Space showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space. . .

New Horizons Dome Theater & Planetarium
The New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium featuring the world’s first Spitz Scidome 4k Las. . .


November 12th, 2016
Cowboys & Astronauts

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Adults $7.00
Children (4-12) $5.00
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For Group Tour Information, call 575-437-2840 ext. 41132 or email

Located at the top of Highway 2001
Alamogordo, NM 88310
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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
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October 26th in Space History

    • 1968: The USSR launches Soyuz 3, which carries one cosmonaut on a 4–day mission.