Museum’s Dome Theater To Close for Upgrades
Re-Opening July 1 With New Name, New Projector & New Movies!
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, May 10, 2016) - In the early 1980’s, the New Mexico Museum of Space History proudly opened the Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater & Planetarium – a state of the art facility and the only one of its kind for hundreds of miles. Named after the discoverer of the smallest planet, the the. . .
Museum Featured in 50 Museums to Blow Your Mind
Lonely Planet’s New Book Showcases Museums Worldwide
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, May 6, 2016) - Tucked in the pages between the National Rail Museum in the UK and the New York City Fire Museum, the New Mexico Museum of Space History was selected to join the exclusive and lofty ranks of Lonely Planet’s newest travel book 50 Museums to Blow Your Mind. Although the book itself . . .
Mercury on the Move!
Free Public Viewing of Mercury Transit on May 9
(Alamogordo, New Mexico, May 2, 2016) - Mercury will transit the Sun for the first time since 2006 on Monday, May 9, 2016. Transits of the planets are relatively rare and only those of Mercury and Venus are viewable from Earth. In fact, there are usually only about 13 transits of Mercury each century. The next Mercury transit will not . . .
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 . . .
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. . .
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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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. . .