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October 24, 2014
New Mexico Museum of Space HistoryGovernor's Commission Meeting October 24, 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. . .
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Solar Eclipse Viewing Thursday Oct. 23
Free to the Public (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History and the Amateur Astronomers Group will be hosting a partial solar eclipse viewing on Thursday October 23, 2014, in the upper parking lot of the museum. At maximum the disk of the moon will block approximately 30% of the Sun. The event starts at 3:30 PM with maximum blockage occurring around 4:42 PM. . .
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Stratolaunch Leader to Attend Induction Ceremony
Charles Beames to Accept Award on Behalf of Paul Allen (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Charles Beames, president of Paul Allen’s Vulcan Aerospace Corporation and executive director of Stratolaunch Systems, is slated to accept the International Space Hall of Fame Induction award on behalf of Mr. Allen this Saturday, October 18. Mr. Allen was nominated for the award because of h. . .
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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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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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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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NM Space Trail
IMAX Movies

Journey into Amazing Caves
Journey into Amazing Caves tells the story of two accomplished cavers as they explore unu. . .

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

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Plan Your Visit

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

Admission:
Adults $6.00
Children (3-12) $4.00
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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

October 24th in Space History

    • 1960: The USSR attempts to launch its first R–16 missile but it explodes on the pad, killing seventy–four people instantly, and mortally wounding forty–eight more.
    • 1978: The Soviets launch the first Czech satellite, Magion 1.
    • 2007: China launches the Chang'e 1, its first probe to land on the surface of the Moon.