January 28 Commission Meeting Agenda
New Mexico Museum of Space HistoryGovernor's Commission Meeting
January 28, 2015 Udall Building (Center for Museums' Resources)
725 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM
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 of the. . .
Museum Mourns Passing of Local Space Pioneer
Edward C. Dittmer Sr. Passes Away at 96
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - When Edward Chris Dittmer was born on September 24, 1918, very few people thought about man travelling to space and even fewer considered that Dittmer would play an important role in that effort.
Dittmer, who passed away on January 2, 2015 in Alamogordo, was instrumental in man’s early research into spac. . .
Putting Pluto in its Place
Largest Solar System Model Gets Tiniest Planet
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - A marker noting the orbit of Pluto on the Sunspot Solar System Model is now attached to a signpost at the Cloudcroft [New Mexico] Chamber of Commerce. With the Sun located at the National Solar Observatory, Neptune passing by the New Mexico Museum of Space History, and Pluto passing through Cloudcroft, this fo. . .
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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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. . .
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. . .
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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