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Rocketeer Academy Takes Flight
Send Your Kids to Space This Summer! (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - It’s an all new Rocketeer Academy summer camp at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. This summer’s adventures include a trip to Mars a flyby of Pluto, New Mexico’s favorite planet, and for older cadets a chance to co-pilot a Cessna. “We’ve given a lot of thought to this summer’s camp experience . . .
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Trinity Motorcoach Tour Sells Out
Now Taking Reservations for Bus Number Two! (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The Trinity Site motorcoach tour sponsored by the New Mexico Museum of Space History and the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation has sold out its first coach and is now taking reservations for a second. “We were very pleased, and a bit surprised, that our tour sold out so quickly and ahead of d. . .
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Museum Director Featured on Science Channel
NASA’s Unexplained Files Airing This Spring (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - New Mexico Museum of Space History Executive Director Chris Orwoll is featured in eight episodes of NASA’s Unexplained Files airing now through May on the Science Channel. Orwoll’s extensive background in space history, and his previous work with WAG TV, the producers of the show, led to him being chosen to. . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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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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Living and Working in Space
Living and Working in Space demonstrates how mankind has adapted to the extreme environmental challenges of space travel. See space suits and clothing, a space toilet, a bioinstrumentation pack, and American and Soviet space food. . . .
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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
IMAX Movies

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

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

Events

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

April 20th in Space History

    • 1983: Three cosmonauts aboard Soyuz T–8 begin an unsuccessful 2–day mission to rendezvous with the Soviet space station Salyut 7.
    • 2004: Soyuz TMA–4 brings the ninth crew to the International Space Station, a Russian and an American. The crew remains aboard for 188 days.
    • 2006: The United States launches Luxembourg's first satellite, Astra 1KR.