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October 24, 2014
New Mexico Museum of Space HistoryGovernor's Commission Meeting October 24, 2014 Hubbard Space Science Education Building NM Museum of Space History Alamogordo, NM 1:00 PM The Mission of the New Mexico Museum of Space History Commission is to provide direction, advice, and support to the Director of the Museum in the maintenance and operation. . .
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Solar Eclipse Viewing Thursday Oct. 23
Free to the Public (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History and the Amateur Astronomers Group will be hosting a partial solar eclipse viewing on Thursday October 23, 2014, in the upper parking lot of the museum. At maximum the disk of the moon will block approximately 30% of the Sun. The event starts at 3:30 PM with maximum blockage occurring around 4:42 PM. . .
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Stratolaunch Leader to Attend Induction Ceremony
Charles Beames to Accept Award on Behalf of Paul Allen (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Charles Beames, president of Paul Allen’s Vulcan Aerospace Corporation and executive director of Stratolaunch Systems, is slated to accept the International Space Hall of Fame Induction award on behalf of Mr. Allen this Saturday, October 18. Mr. Allen was nominated for the award because of h. . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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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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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

Tornado Alley
Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ev. . .

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

Events

October 23rd, 2014
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party


Plan Your Visit

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

Admission:
Adults $6.00
Children (3-12) $4.00
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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

BlueStar Museums

October 23rd in Space History

    • 1930: Robert Goddard begins static rocket tests at Roswell, New Mexico.
    • 1934: American balloonist Jeannette Piccard becomes the first woman to enter the stratosphere.
    • 2007: STS–120 Discovery begins a 15–day assembly mission to the International Space Station. Commanding a crew of 7 is Pamela Melroy, the second woman to command a shuttle mission. This is the first time two missions in outer space are c