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Warehouse 1402: Behind the Scenes Tour
The Hubbard: Small Things Not Forgotten The Museum Support Center took center stage for the first few behind the scenes tours, but this Saturday, September 24, the Hubbard Curatorial Building is in the limelight. Formerly the museum’s education center, the Hubbard has been totally revamped to become the fully climate controlled area for the many small objects in the museum’s coll. . .
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The New Mexico Museum of Space History Joins Smithsonian magazine’s 12th Annual Museum Day Live!
Free Admission on September 24, 2016, with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket (Alamogordo, NM Sept. 20, 2016)— The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian affiliate, will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 24, 2016, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s twelfth annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United Stat. . .
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Wanted: Your Photos of the Museum
40th Anniversary Exhibit to Highlight Visitor Memories (Alamogordo, New Mexico, August 11, 2016) - Forty years ago, on October 5, 1976, the idea of creating the International Space Hall of Fame in Alamogordo came to fruition for former city mayor Dwight Ohlinger when the facility was dedicated amidst great fanfare and international recognition. Where were you that day? Riding in the. . .
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Featured Exhibit

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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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 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 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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Theater Shows

Journey to Space
Starting July 1st Journey To Space showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space. . .

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

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

Events

October 1st, 2016
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

BlueStar Museums

September 28th in Space History

    • 1971: The USSR launches the 6–ton Luna 19 satellite into orbit around the Moon.
    • 2008: SpaceX of Hawthorne, California launches Falcon 1, the first privately funded liquid–fuelled rocket to reach orbit.