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Summer Camp Cadets Honor Pioneering Work Project Recreated Historic Spectroscope
Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 19, 2016) - Summer camp cadets at the New Mexico Museum of Space History’s Rocketeer Academy recently honored a pioneering mission that opened the exploration of the Sun from space. Cadets attending The Goldilocks Star session in July built simple models of the solar spectroscope flown in 1946 onboard a V-2 rocket launched from what was then White Sands Proving . . .
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New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium Now Open
New Name, New Projector & New Movies! (Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 11, 2016) - The New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium, formerly the Tombaugh Theater, is now open to the public. Featuring the world’s first Spitz Scidome 4k Laser fulldome planetarium projection system, the theater is premiering one new giant screen film, two digital planetarium shows and a daily live st. . .
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Launch Pad Lecture:From the Sea to the Stars
Naval Aviation (Alamogordo, New Mexico, June 29, 2016) - Did you know that four of the original Mercury 7 astronauts were Naval Aviators? The Navy has played a crucial role in space exploration from the beginning, whether providing astronauts or recovering the astronauts after splashdown in the ocean. Learn more on Friday, July 1, at 9:00 AM, when Museum Executive Director Chris Orwo. . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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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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Theater Shows

Journey to Space
Starting July 1st Journey To Space showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space. . .

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

New Horizons Dome Theater & Planetarium
The New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium featuring the world’s first Spitz Scidome 4k Las. . .

Events

September 11th, 2016
9.11 Commemoration Ceremony

September 17th, 2016
Teacher's Open House

October 1st, 2016
Trinity Site Tour


Plan Your Visit

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

Admission:
Adults $7.00
Children (4-12) $5.00
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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
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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July 26th in Space History

    • 1963: NASA launches Syncom 2, the first geosynchronous satellite.
    • 1971: Apollo 15, carrying three astronauts, begins a 12.3–day lunar landing mission. 2005– STS–114 Discovery begins a 13.9–day mission to the International Space Station.