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Pioneering Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov Passes Away at 85
World Mourns a True Space Hero International Space Hall of Fame Inductee Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov, a former Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to walk in space, has passed away at 85 after a long illness. Leonov had been in Moscow’s Burdenko Hospital and died Friday, October 11, 2019. He will be buried at a memorial cemetery outside of Moscow on Tuesday. The staff and . . .
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New Horizons Theater Operating with Limited Abilities
“Apollo 11: First Steps” to Show on the Hour (Alamogordo, New Mexico, Oct. 11, 2019) – The New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium at the New Mexico Museum of Space History is currently operating with limited abilities due to failure of one of its planetarium projectors. The large format film Apollo 11: First Steps will be shown daily on the hour until the problem is remedied. . .
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Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday October 4
A Lieutenant and a Balloon: How High Did They Go? (Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 1, 2019) – When you hear about balloons, the first thing that comes to mind may be the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. But did you know that balloons were also once part of the early space program? Project Manhigh was established in 1955 at Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico. Th. . .
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Featured Exhibit

Space Science in New Mexico
Space Science in New Mexico. New Mexico, and specifically the Tularosa Basin, has been home to many space pioneers and developments that made space travel possible. This gallery features a fuel injector from one of Robert Goddard's rockets and instruments from the German V-2 rockets tested at White Sands Missile Range. Of special interest are the training coveralls worn . . .
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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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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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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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New Horizons Dome Theater & Planetarium
The New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium featuring the world’s first Spitz Scidome 4k Las. . .

Apollo 11: First Steps
This thrilling cinematic experience showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps. . .

Digital Planetarium Show – Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Narrated by Academy-Award nominated actor Liam Neeson, this cutting-edge production features hig. . .

Events

November 9th, 2019
Science Saturday!

November 28th, 2019
Museum and Theater Closed


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Admission:
Adults $8.00
Children (4-12) $6.00
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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
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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.

  • 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
  • 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 15th in Space History

    • 1997: The NASA/European Space Agency orbiter/probe Cassini/Huygens is launched for a 2004 rendezvous with Saturn.
    • 2003: China sends Yang Liwei, its first man into space, on the 1–day Shenzou 5 mission, which also launches the Shenzou orbiting module.