Launch Pad Lecture: The Eye in the Sky
Celebrating Hubble's 25th Anniversary
Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday April 3
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Although planning started in the early 70s, the Hubble Telescope wasn’t launched until 1990. Since then, the Hubble has sent back more than 45 terabytes of information and changed the way we think about space and the origins of the . . .
Trinity Motorcoach Tour Sells Out
Now Taking Reservations for Bus Number Two!
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The Trinity Site motorcoach tour sponsored by the New Mexico Museum of Space History and the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation has sold out its first coach and is now taking reservations for a second.
“We were very pleased, and a bit surprised, that our tour sold out so quickly and ahead of d. . .
Museum Director Featured on Science Channel
NASA’s Unexplained Files Airing This Spring
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - New Mexico Museum of Space History Executive Director Chris Orwoll is featured in eight episodes of NASA’s Unexplained Files airing now through May on the Science Channel. Orwoll’s extensive background in space history, and his previous work with WAG TV, the producers of the show, led to him being chosen to. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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 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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