Museum E-Publishes Curation Paper Number Ten
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to announce publication of the tenth in a series of papers by the museum’s Curation Department, Curation Paper Number Ten. This issue features the oral history of Colonel Eileen Collins (USAF, Ret.). A veteran astronaut, Collins was the first woman to command a Space Shuttle mission, STS 93 Columbia.
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Launch Pad Lecture: Protecting Astronauts and Spaceships
Next Gen Home Security: Protecting Astronauts and Spaceships
Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday March 7-Guest Speaker Announced
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Anyone who has seen the movie GRAVITY now knows that although space seems like a big empty void, in reality there’s a lot out there that’s potentially dangerous. Asteroids, orbiting de. . .
January 31 Commission Meeting Agenda
New Mexico Museum of Space HistoryGovernor's Commission Meeting
January 31, 2014Udall Building (Center for Museums' Resources)
725 Camino Lego
Santa Fe, NM
The Mission of the New Mexico Museum of Space History Commission is to provide direction, advice, and support to the Director of the Museum in the maintenance and operation of the. . .
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. . .
Icons of Exploration
Icons of Exploration showcases some of the Museum's most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first man-made satellites, Sputnik and Explorer, and the Gargoyle, an early guided missile.
Visitors are introduced to themes and subjects that are revisited and developed throughout the museum.
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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 . . .
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. . .