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What's New

Changes Underfoot at Museum
Reduced Admission Fees Offered During Carpet Installation (Alamogordo, New Mexico, August 11, 2017) – The New Mexico Museum of Space History is offering half price admission for the museum from Monday August 14 through Friday September 1, while new carpeting is being installed on several floors in the building. This phase of carpet installation with complete the new carpeting throu. . .
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Museum Hosts Solar Eclipse Viewing
Free Eclipse Glasses Now Available! (Alamogordo, New Mexico, August 8, 2017) – With the Great American Eclipse 2017 just around the corner, plans are being made nationwide to watch this spectacular event. In New Mexico, totality will reach only about 67% but it will still be a sight to behold, if done safely. The New Mexico Museum of Space History is planning a solar eclipse party . . .
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From the Cosmos to the Classrooms
Museum Reaches Out to Students (Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 20, 2017) – Constellations exist in your head, not the sky. You have to think for robots. There’s no such thing as zero-g. And a soda straw helps show the complexity of the universe. These and other insights have a common thread—space exploration—which the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo has. . .
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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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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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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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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 Trinity Site Tour
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 . . .

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

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

Events

September 11th, 2017
9/11 Commemoration Ceremony

September 23rd, 2017
Museum Day Live!

October 7th, 2017
Trinity Site Tour


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.

  • 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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August 18th in Space History

    • 1985: Japan launches the SS–11 Suisei spacecraft for a March 1986 rendezvous with Halley's comet.