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Museum’s Dome Theater To Close for Upgrades
Re-Opening July 1 With New Name, New Projector & New Movies! (Alamogordo, New Mexico, May 10, 2016) - In the early 1980’s, the New Mexico Museum of Space History proudly opened the Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater & Planetarium – a state of the art facility and the only one of its kind for hundreds of miles. Named after the discoverer of the smallest planet, the the. . .
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Museum Featured in 50 Museums to Blow Your Mind
Lonely Planet’s New Book Showcases Museums Worldwide (Alamogordo, New Mexico, May 6, 2016) - Tucked in the pages between the National Rail Museum in the UK and the New York City Fire Museum, the New Mexico Museum of Space History was selected to join the exclusive and lofty ranks of Lonely Planet’s newest travel book 50 Museums to Blow Your Mind. Although the book itself . . .
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Mercury on the Move!
Free Public Viewing of Mercury Transit on May 9 (Alamogordo, New Mexico, May 2, 2016) - Mercury will transit the Sun for the first time since 2006 on Monday, May 9, 2016. Transits of the planets are relatively rare and only those of Mercury and Venus are viewable from Earth. In fact, there are usually only about 13 transits of Mercury each century. The next Mercury transit will not . . .
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Featured Exhibit

John P. Stapp Air & Space Park (Outdoor Exhibits)
Named after International Space Hall of Fame Inductee and aeromedical pioneer Dr. John P. Stapp, the Air and Space Park consists of large space-related artifacts documenting mankinds exploration of space. Examples of exhibits include the Sonic Wind I rocket sled ridden by Dr. Stapp and the Little Joe II rocket which tested the Apollo Launch Escape System. At 86 feet tall, Litt. . .
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Rockets!
Rockets! This exhibit summarizes the historical development of rocketry, and honors many pioneers in the field. Significant artifacts fill the gallery. Don't miss the distinct sound signatures of different rocket engines. Push the buttons. . . and hear them. . . ROAR! . . .
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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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NM Space Trail Summer Camp 2016 Upcoming Lectures
IMAX Movies

Sunstruck
Funded by NASA and developed by the Michigan Science Center, this fulldome planetarium show take. . .

Live Planetarium Star Talk
Join our educators inside the dome for a trip through the universe. Learn about our solar system. . .

Events

Plan Your Visit

Open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving
9am-5pm.

Admission:
Adults $6.00
Children (3-12) $4.00
senior, military and combo discounts »
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
Voice: (575) 437-2840
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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.

  • Lisa Thomassie - Member, At-Large
  • 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
  • Jamai Blivin - Member, District II
  • Dr. Donald Elder, III - Member, District IV
  • Jacqueline S. Fryer - Member, District V

Contact the Commission at msh.commissioners@state.nm.us

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June 1st in Space History

    • 1921: Robert Goddard begins experimenting with liquid rocket fuels.
    • 1970: The Soviets launch Soyuz 9 and its three–cosmonaut crew on a 17.7–day orbital mission.