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Welcome Home Gordodon!
Museums Collaborate to Bring Ancient Reptile Fossil Back to Alamogordo (Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 14, 2019) – Gordodon, a history changing ancient plant-eating reptile discovered near Alamogordo six years ago, will be making its return home on Friday, March 22, where a welcome reception will be held at the New Mexico Museum of Space History at 1 p.m. The event, which is free an. . .
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Free Into the Vault Presentation Saturday
Behind the Scenes with Satellites (Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 18, 2019) Satellites are so common that we now have the issue of crowded skies. But what do all these different satellites do and why are there so many? What satellites were the first to be put into orbit? Join Museum Curator Sue Taylor and Assistant Curator Jim Mayberry this Saturday, March 23, at 9 a.m. as they take . . .
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Museum’s Trinity Site Tour Now Taking Reservations
Friday Night Reception Added to Event (Alamogordo, New Mexico February 28, 2019) - On the first Saturday in April and October, the New Mexico Museum of Space History hosts a guided motorcoach tour to Trinity Site, where the world’s first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945. This April, a new activity has been added the evening before to enhance the experience – a recepti. . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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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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Living and Working in Space
Living and Working in Space demonstrates how mankind has adapted to the extreme environmental challenges of space travel. See space suits and clothing, a space toilet, a bioinstrumentation pack, and American and Soviet space food. . . .
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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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Live Digital Planetarium Show - Night Sky with Museum Educator
See the solar system, stars, and the universe as you have never experienced them before. Take a . . .

Australia's Great Wild North
Few places on earth remain as wild and pristine as the Top End of Australia. It is a land that t. . .

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

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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

March 24th in Space History

    • 1992: STS–45 Atlantis begins a 9–day mission.
    • 1996: Astronaut Shannon Lucid begins a 188–day stay aboard the Russian space station Mir, setting the record for consecutive days in space for a woman.