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Warehouse 1402: Behind the Scenes Tour
The Hubbard: Small Things Not Forgotten The Museum Support Center took center stage for the first few behind the scenes tours, but this Saturday, September 24, the Hubbard Curatorial Building is in the limelight. Formerly the museum’s education center, the Hubbard has been totally revamped to become the fully climate controlled area for the many small objects in the museum’s coll. . .
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The New Mexico Museum of Space History Joins Smithsonian magazine’s 12th Annual Museum Day Live!
Free Admission on September 24, 2016, with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket (Alamogordo, NM Sept. 20, 2016)— The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian affiliate, will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 24, 2016, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s twelfth annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United Stat. . .
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Wanted: Your Photos of the Museum
40th Anniversary Exhibit to Highlight Visitor Memories (Alamogordo, New Mexico, August 11, 2016) - Forty years ago, on October 5, 1976, the idea of creating the International Space Hall of Fame in Alamogordo came to fruition for former city mayor Dwight Ohlinger when the facility was dedicated amidst great fanfare and international recognition. Where were you that day? Riding in the. . .
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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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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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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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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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Theater Shows

Legends of the Night Sky: ORION
Legends of the Night Sky: ORION is the world's first traditionally animated fulldome movie. Lege. . .

Journey to Space
Starting July 1st Journey To Space showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space. . .

Digital Planetarium Show – Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Narrated by Academy-Award nominated actor Liam Neeson, this cutting-edge production features hig. . .

Events

October 1st, 2016
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
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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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September 27th in Space History

    • 1973: The Soviets launch Soyuz 12 with two cosmonauts on a 2–day orbital mission.