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Critically Acclaimed Author Richard Jurek to Speak at Museum
Lecture, Panel Discussion, and Book Signing Slated (Alamogordo, New Mexico, Oct. 30, 2019) – Although collecting $2 bills seems like something anyone might do, the difference when Richard Jurek does it is that those bills have flown in space and been signed by astronauts. Jurek, an internationally known collector of space memorabilia and co-author of the best-selling book “Marke. . .
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New Horizons Theater Temporarily Operating with Limited Abilities
Live Star Shows Will Be Shown Daily at 10:15, 12, 2 & 4 (Alamogordo, New Mexico, Oct. 29, 2019) – The New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium at the New Mexico Museum of Space History will be temporarily operating with limited abilities beginning Wednesday, Oct. 30, due to a main projector failure. The theater will be showing only live star shows until the projector is repai. . .
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Pioneering Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov Passes Away at 85
World Mourns a True Space Hero International Space Hall of Fame Inductee Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov, a former Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to walk in space, has passed away at 85 after a long illness. Leonov had been in Moscow’s Burdenko Hospital and died Friday, October 11, 2019. He will be buried at a memorial cemetery outside of Moscow on Tuesday. The staff and . . .
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Featured Exhibit

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

Digital Planetarium Show – Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Narrated by Academy-Award nominated actor Liam Neeson, this cutting-edge production features hig. . .

Apollo 11: First Steps
This thrilling cinematic experience showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps. . .

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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.

  • 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
  • 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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December 7th in Space History

    • 1972: Man's last lunar landing mission, Apollo 17 is launched, taking astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt, and Ron Evans on a 12.6–day roundtrip to the Moon.