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Moon Over the Museum!

Free Lunar Viewing Event October 20

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 12, 2018) – Once a year, everyone on Earth is invited to join together and learn about our planets nearest neighbor, the Moon. This year, the New Mexico Museum of Space History, in conjunction with NASA’s International Observe the Moon Night, will be hosting Moon Over the Museum on Saturday, October 20.

This free event starts at 6:30 PM inside the New Horizons Theater with the short film “Moon Bloopers,” a compilation of astronaut antics . . . [ more ]

Friday October 12th, 2018

Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday October 5

Live From Outer Space: The Flight of Apollo 7

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 2, 2018) – Each Apollo mission had specific objectives, and those for Apollo 7 were critical to the success of the lunar landing program. There were several firsts accomplished, not only by the spacecraft but by the crew as well. Join Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll on Friday October 5 for the free Launch Pad Lecture Live From Outer Space: The Flight of Apollo 7 at 9:00 a.m. on the first floor of the museum.

The Launch Pad Lectur. . . [ more ]

Wednesday October 3rd, 2018

Fireworks Extravaganza Postponed to Friday, July 6

Limited Access Available to the Museum Grounds for Viewing

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 5, 2018) – Alamogordo’s annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza at the New Mexico Museum of Space History has been postponed until Friday July 6th. For the first time in recent memory, the event was cancelled on July 4th due to high winds and safety concerns. Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll commented, “Safety is our number one priority and when it became apparent by 9:45 that the winds were not going to abate, we made the decision. . . [ more ]

Thursday July 5th, 2018

Failure IS an Option at New Summer Camp Program

Registration Now Open

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 14, 2018) – Planes, robots, stars, and rocket failures – on purpose - are on tap for the Summer 2018 lineup of Rocketeer Academy camps at the New Mexico Museum of Space History.

“Space exploration is tough – that’s why it’s called rocket science,” said Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll. “For Summer 2018, we’re very excited to add a challenging new activity to our programs - Rocket Science Investigators. Developed in conjunction with the Center for t. . . [ more ]

Thursday March 15th, 2018

American Hero Astronaut John Young Passes Away

International Space Hall of Fame Inductee was 87

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, January 6, 2018) – The only man to fly on Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle missions has passed away at 87 from complications of pnuemonia. John W. Young is being hailed by fellow astronauts as the “astronauts’ astronaut” and former President George H.W. Bush called him “a fearless patriot whose courage and commitment to duty helped our Nation push back the horizon of discovery at a critical time.”

The New Mexico Museum of Space History an. . . [ more ]

Tuesday January 9th, 2018

International Space Hall of Fame Inductee Passes Away

Gemini and Apollo Astronaut Richard F. “Dick” Gordon was 88

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, November 8, 2017) – Astronaut Richard F. “Dick” Gordon passed away at his home in San Marcos, California, on Monday, November 6. The Gemini and Apollo veteran was 88 years old. He was preceded in death by his wife Linda, who passed away in September 2017. His first wife Barbara died in 2012. Gordon is survived by six children, two step children and five grandchildren.

Gordon was born on October 5, 1929, in Seattle, Washington. A. . . [ more ]

Wednesday November 8th, 2017