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Space Museum Re-accredited by American Alliance of Museums
Continuing Tradition of Excellence (Alamogordo, New Mexico, November 16, 2017) – The New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to announce that it has been formally re-accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, continuing a tradition of excellence for more than 24 years. The Museum was first accredited by the AAM in 1993, and has remained in good standing since. F. . .
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Mystery of the Christmas Star Opens November 20
Is There a Scientific Explanation for the Star of Bethlehem? (Alamogordo, New Mexico, November 14, 2017) – For centuries, astronomers have debated over what exactly the Christmas Star or Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible, actually was – if it existed at all. Was it a nova? A supernova? Or perhaps a planetary conjunction? The Mystery of the Christmas Star. . .
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Museum & Theater to Close for Thanksgiving Day
Re-open With Regular Hours November 24 Alamogordo, New Mexico, November 16, 2017) – The New Mexico Museum of Space History and New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, in order for staff to enjoy the holiday with their families. Both facilities will reopen on Friday, November 24 at 10:00 am. The New Horizons Theater will be. . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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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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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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Museum Closed NM Space Trail
Theater Shows

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 . . .

Aircraft Carrier
Aircraft Carrier is a large-format, immersive film packed with adrenaline-laced visuals and huma. . .

National Parks Adventure
Join the quest to experience America's historic and most naturally beautiful places in this ulti. . .

Events

November 23rd, 2017
Museum Closed Thanksgiving Day

December 25th, 2017
Museum Closed Christmas Day

December 30th, 2017
Warehouse 1402: Holidays in Space


Plan Your Visit

Open everyday except Tuesday

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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.

  • 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

November 18th in Space History

    • 2005: The twelfth crew to occupy the International Space Station, an American and a Russian, begin a 189.8–day stay.