October 24, 2014
New Mexico Museum of Space HistoryGovernor's Commission Meeting
October 24, 2014 Hubbard Space Science Education Building
NM Museum of Space History
The Mission of the New Mexico Museum of Space History Commission is to provide direction, advice, and support to the Director of the Museum in the maintenance and operation. . .
Solar Eclipse Viewing Thursday Oct. 23
Free to the Public
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History and the Amateur Astronomers Group will be hosting a partial solar eclipse viewing on Thursday October 23, 2014, in the upper parking lot of the museum. At maximum the disk of the moon will block approximately 30% of the Sun. The event starts at 3:30 PM with maximum blockage occurring around 4:42 PM. . .
Stratolaunch Leader to Attend Induction Ceremony
Charles Beames to Accept Award on Behalf of Paul Allen
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Charles Beames, president of Paul Allen’s Vulcan Aerospace Corporation and executive director of Stratolaunch Systems, is slated to accept the International Space Hall of Fame Induction award on behalf of Mr. Allen this Saturday, October 18.
Mr. Allen was nominated for the award because of h. . .
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. . .
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 . . .
The X-Prize/X-Cup exhibit describes the competition that led "Space Ship One" to become the first manned commercial ship to journey into space and return safely. The X Prize Cup is an ongoing contest hosted by the state of New Mexico in partnership with the X Prize Foundation. Panels illustrate the numerous challenges of speed, distance, and efficiency to teams of civilian compet. . .
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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