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Close Encounters:
Rendezvous in Space With Gemini 6 & 7 Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday December 4 (Alamogordo, NM, Nov. 24, 2015) - It sounds simple. Launch two spacecraft into orbit and get them close enough to dock, but the mission was fraught with problems from the beginning. Discover the story behind the rendezvous of Gemini 6 & 7, learn what the . . .
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Murder at Comet-Con!
Who Done It? Who Knows? (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Recently declassified material at the New Mexico Museum of Space History clearly shows that there will be a murder at the museum on Friday, October 30. The dastardly dead is expected to take place either before, during or after dinner that evening. Unfortunately, the name of the victim was redacted by an Unknown Governmental Agency . . .
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From Renegade Doctor to the Fastest Man Alive
Sonic Wind – Meet the Man Behind the New Book (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - On a cold December day in 1954, Dr. John Paul Stapp rode into the history books at 632 miles per hour aboard the Sonic Wind 1 at Holloman Air Force Base’s High Speed Test Track. He was an instant international sensation, gracing magazine covers, newspaper front pages, and even thrilling viewers on This . . .
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Featured Exhibit

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. . .
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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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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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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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NM Space Trail
IMAX Movies

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
Accompany a team of paleontologists as they work to solve an 82 million year-old mystery. Stunn. . .

NEW Digital Star Show
NEW Digital Star Show See the solar system, stars, and universe as yo. . .

Journey into Amazing Caves
Journey into Amazing Caves tells the story of two accomplished cavers as they explore unu. . .


Plan Your Visit

Open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving

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

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
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  • Michael Kelley - Vice Chair, District 7
  • Ed Brabson - Member, District VI
  • Jamai Blivin - Member, District II
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November 28th in Space History

    • 1964: NASA launches Mariner 4, which in July 1965 takes the first close–up photos of Mars.
    • 1983: STS–9 Columbia begins a 10.3–day mission. On board is the first West German astronaut.
    • 2002: Russia launches Algeria's first satellite, ALSAT–1.