The Mission of the New Mexico Museum of Space History Commission is to establish museum of space history policy and determine the mission and direct the development of the museum subject to the approval of the Secretary of Cultural Affairs and to provide direction, advice, and support to the Director of the Museum in the maintenance and operation of the Museum and its activities.


  1. Call To Order – Mr. Jon Haas
  2. Introductions – Commission and Guests
  3. Action: Approve agenda for the January 27, 2023 Meeting – Commission
  4. Action: Approve minutes from the October 28, 2022 Meeting – Commission 
  5. Department of Cultural Affairs Report – Dr. Patrick Moore
  6. Discussion of Legislative Priorities (affecting NMMSH) for 2023, and opportunities – TBD, DCA and discussion item for the Commission.
  7. Int’l Space Hall of Fame Foundation Comments – Mr. Johnny Powell and/or Mr. Cliff Hudson
  8. Division Director’s Report – Mr. Chris Orwoll
  9. Commission Chair Report – Mr. Jon Haas
  10. Discussion of Key Decision Schedule for the Commission – Mr. Jon Haas and Mr. Chris Orwoll
  11. Standing Sub-Committee Reports and Discussion of Museum needs for each
    1. Development Committee – Mr. Jon Haas (Acting)
      1. Progress towards new operating agreements between the Foundation and Museum
  12. Mission and Long-Range Planning – Dr. Chris Churchill
    1. Presentation of LRSP planning proposal
    1. Action:  Approve 2023 Timeline for Creation and Approval of 2023 – 2026 Long Range Strategic Plan (LRSP)
  1. Education Committee – Ms. Kimberly Fahey
  2. Collections Committee – Mr. Jon Haas
  3. Museum Review Committee – Mr. Jon Haas
  4. Announcements
  5. Call for nominations for Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Commission for 2023 
  6. Action:  Re-enactment of Standing Rule #1, Open Meetings – Commission
  7. Action:  Approval/Election of Commission Officers – Commission
  8. Action:  Confirm/Establish Dates of Upcoming Meetings – Commission
    1. 28 April 2023 (@ NMMSH – Alamogordo, NM)
    2. 28 July, 2023 (@ NMMSH – Alamogordo, NM)
    3. 27 October, 2023 (@ NMMSH Alamogordo, NM)
  9. Adjournment – Commission

*Except for emergency matters, the Commission cannot take action on new business that is not on the posted agenda. New business requiring action will be added to the agenda for the next meeting of the Commission.

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