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Launch Pad Lecture: A Matter of Gravity
Albert is Right, Again. (Alamogordo, New Mexico, April 27, 2016) - The universe was rocked, ever so gently, by gravitational waves produced by colliding black holes last year and nobody felt a thing – except for the researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) right here in the US. What’s the big deal? On Friday, May 6 at 9:00 AM, join Museum Edu. . .
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German Astronaut Thomas Reiter to be Inducted
International Space Hall of Fame Ceremony Planned for April 16 (Alamogordo, New Mexico, April 4, 2016) - German Astronaut Thomas Reiter (Brigadier General, Ret., GAF) will be inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The Induction Ceremony and Luncheon will be held on the museum first floor beginning at 11:30 am. Reception immediately following . . .
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Update on European Space Agency Plans Scheduled for Induction Ceremony
ESA Director of Human Spaceflight to Present Agency Plans (Alamogordo, New Mexico, April 8, 2016) - Thomas Reiter, German Astronaut and retired Brigadier General with the German Air Force, is now the Director of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Operations. He is responsible for managing European contributions to the ISS, overseeing human space. . .
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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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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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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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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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NM Space Trail Summer Camp 2016 Upcoming Lectures
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. . .

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

Events

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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
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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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May 6th in Space History

    • 1968: Neil Armstrong ejects from a lunar landing research vehicle just before it crashes during testing in Texas.