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The New Mexico Museum of Space History Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th Annual Museum Day Live!
Free Admission on September 23, 2017, with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket Alamogordo, NM September 20, 2017 — The New Mexico Museum of Space History will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit. . .
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Free Warehouse 1402 Behind the Scenes Tour
The Daisy Track: Be Careful, You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out (Alamogordo, New Mexico, September 14, 2017) – Just down the hill from the New Mexico Museum of Space History, set back from the road behind Astronaut Memorial Garden, is a wide metal building. It looks like a warehouse but in reality it is so much more. Inside are several of the original sleds and part of the original track. . .
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On the Road to Trinity Site!
Motor Coach Tour to Trinity Site October 7 (Alamogordo, New Mexico August 22, 2017) - On July 16, 1945, a tremendous explosion in the New Mexico desert marked the beginning of the end of World War II. The world’s first atomic bomb was detonated on that day at Trinity Site, on the north end of what is now White Sands Missile Range. The New Mexico Museum of Space History hos. . .
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Featured Exhibit

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 Little Joe II rocket which tested the Apollo Launch Escape System. At 86 feet tall, Little Joe II is the largest rocket ever launched from Ne. . .
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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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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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The Basin Overlook
The Basin Overlook exhibit answers the question "Why the New Mexico Museum of Space History?" by highlighting events in the Tularosa Basin and greater New Mexico that advanced our exploration and knowledge of space. The gallery provides a magnificent view of the Tularosa Basin, home of Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands Missile Range. . . .
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September Closure Museum Closed NM Space Trail Trinity Site Tour
Theater Shows

National Parks Adventure
Join the quest to experience America's historic and most naturally beautiful places in this ulti. . .

Live Digital Planetarium Show - Night Sky with Museum Educator
See the solar system, stars, and the universe as you have never experienced them before. Take a . . .

Aircraft Carrier
Aircraft Carrier is a large-format, immersive film packed with adrenaline-laced visuals and huma. . .

Events

October 7th, 2017
Trinity Site Tour

November 3rd, 2017
Launch Pad Lecture Topic: TBD

November 23rd, 2017
Museum Closed Thanksgiving Day


Plan Your Visit

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Admission:
Adults $7.00
Children (4-12) $5.00
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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

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September 24th in Space History

    • 1930: John Young, the only astronaut to fly on the Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs, and the ninth man to walk on the Moon, is born.