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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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The Man Behind R2-D2
Don Bies to Accept ISHF Induction Award for George Lucas (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to announce that Don Bies, former curator of the Lucasfilm Archives and R2-D2 operator, will be accepting the International Space Hall of Fame Induction award on behalf of Star Wars Director George Lucas at this Saturday evening’s ceremony. B. . .
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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

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 . .
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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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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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IMAX Movies

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


December 11th, 2015
Desserts of the Cosmos

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Open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving

Adults $6.00
Children (3-12) $4.00
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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
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October 9th in Space History

    • 1977: The USSR launches two cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 25 in an unsuccessful 2–day attempt to dock with the Salyut 6 space station.
    • 2009: NASA?s LCROSS probe crashes a 2.2–ton rocket part into lunar crater Cabeus in an experiment that finds abundant water ice near the moon?s South Pole.