Museum Hosts Teacher Open House
Teachers and Their Families Get in Free on November 5
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 24, 2016) - A digital star show, an Alien Autopsy, and Twisted Weather are on tap for the Teacher’s Open House at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo on Nov.5, 2016. Teachers and their families will have free access to the Museum and the New Horizons Theater all day (10 a.m.–5. . .
New Exhibit to Showcase Gene Roddenberry’s Vision
Induction Gallery Set to Beam Up
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 20, 2016) - With a little help from friends, like the Smithsonian and a couple of Star Trek collectors, the New Mexico Museum of Space History will open a new exhibit inside its Induction Gallery to honor Gene Roddenberry as the newest Inductee into the International Space Hall of Fame. An exclusive private opening o. . .
Celebrate Solar Week at the Museum of Space History
Solar Astronomy Outreach Program to Offer Free Telescope Viewing Wednesday
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 18, 2016) - Fall is when people look forward to new colors in trees. It’s also a chance to see the many colors of the Sun when Timmy Telescope comes to the New Mexico Museum of Space History on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
In conjunction with NASA’s Solar Week, Oct. 17-21, R. . .
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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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. . .
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. . .
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 . . .