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Space Stuff:
New Collections Revealed During Free Behind the Scenes Tour (Alamogordo, New Mexico, June 21, 2017) – The collection at the New Mexico Museum of Space History has grown significantly over the past couple of years and this Saturday, June 24, attendees to the quarterly Warehouse 1402 Behind the Scenes tour will get a sneak peek at a select few of those items. Just in the last few mon. . .
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Fireworks Launch Site Moves Back to Museum Grounds
Biggest Show Ever for the City! (Alamogordo, New Mexico, May 26, 2017) – Over the past 39 years, the firing site for the City of Alamogordo’s annual fireworks Extravaganza has moved around just a bit. It’s always been in the general vicinity of the New Mexico Museum of Space History, either on the museum campus itself or on the campus of NMSU-A. No matter the location, the view. . .
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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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Living and Working in Space
Living and Working in Space demonstrates how mankind has adapted to the extreme environmental challenges of space travel. See space suits and clothing, a space toilet, a bioinstrumentation pack, and American and Soviet space food. . . .
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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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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. . .
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Events

July 4th, 2017
Fireworks Extravaganza

September 11th, 2017
9/11 Commemoration Ceremony


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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
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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

BlueStar Museums

June 27th in Space History

    • 1978: Soyuz 30 takes one Soviet and one Polish cosmonaut (the first) to the Soviet space station Salyut 6 on a 7.9–day mission.
    • 1982: STS–4 Columbia begins a 7–day mission.
    • 1983: Soyuz T–9 carries two Soviet cosmonauts to the Salyut 7 space station for a 149.5–day stay.
    • 1995: STS–71 Atlantis begins a 9.8–day flight, the first shuttle mission to the Russian space station Mir. It drops off two cosmonauts who stay on Mir for 75 days.