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Changes Underfoot at Museum
Reduced Admission Fees Offered During Carpet Installation (Alamogordo, New Mexico, August 11, 2017) – The New Mexico Museum of Space History is offering half price admission for the museum from Monday August 14 through Friday September 1, while new carpeting is being installed on several floors in the building. This phase of carpet installation with complete the new carpeting throu. . .
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Museum Hosts Solar Eclipse Viewing
Free Eclipse Glasses Now Available! (Alamogordo, New Mexico, August 8, 2017) – With the Great American Eclipse 2017 just around the corner, plans are being made nationwide to watch this spectacular event. In New Mexico, totality will reach only about 67% but it will still be a sight to behold, if done safely. The New Mexico Museum of Space History is planning a solar eclipse party . . .
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From the Cosmos to the Classrooms
Museum Reaches Out to Students (Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 20, 2017) – Constellations exist in your head, not the sky. You have to think for robots. There’s no such thing as zero-g. And a soda straw helps show the complexity of the universe. These and other insights have a common thread—space exploration—which the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo has. . .
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Featured Exhibit

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 . . .
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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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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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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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NM Space Trail Trinity Site Tour
Theater Shows

Back to the Moon for Good
This award-winning Google Lunar XPRIZE show chronicles teams from around the world competi. . .

New Horizons Dome Theater & Planetarium
The New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium featuring the world’s first Spitz Scidome 4k Las. . .

Aircraft Carrier
Aircraft Carrier is a large-format, immersive film packed with adrenaline-laced visuals and huma. . .

Events

September 11th, 2017
9/11 Commemoration Ceremony

September 23rd, 2017
Museum Day Live!

October 7th, 2017
Trinity Site Tour


Plan Your Visit

Open everyday except Tuesday

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Admission:
Adults $7.00
Children (4-12) $5.00
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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

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August 18th in Space History

    • 1985: Japan launches the SS–11 Suisei spacecraft for a March 1986 rendezvous with Halley's comet.