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Helping Kids Go To Camp!
Dr. John Paul Stapp Scholarships Now Available (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The International Space Hall of Fame Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for the Dr. John Paul Stapp Scholarships program are now being accepted for Rocketeer Academy’s summer camp program at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Six scholarships through the program are currently a. . .
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April 24, 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda
New Mexico Museum of Space HistoryGovernor's Commission Meeting April 24, 2015 Hubbard Space Science Education Building NM Museum of Space History Alamogordo, NM 1:00 PM 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 o. . .
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Rocketeer Academy Takes Flight
Send Your Kids to Space This Summer! (Alamogordo, New Mexico) - It’s an all new Rocketeer Academy summer camp at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. This summer’s adventures include a trip to Mars a flyby of Pluto, New Mexico’s favorite planet, and for older cadets a chance to co-pilot a Cessna. “We’ve given a lot of thought to this summer’s camp experience . . .
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Featured Exhibit

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
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. . .
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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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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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IMAX Movies

Journey into Amazing Caves
Journey into Amazing Caves tells the story of two accomplished cavers as they explore unu. . .

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
Accompany a team of paleontologists as they work to solve an 82 million year-old mystery. Stunn. . .

Events

Plan Your Visit

Open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving
9am-5pm.

Admission:
Adults $6.00
Children (3-12) $4.00
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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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May 25th in Space History

    • 1961: President John F. Kennedy announces plans to send Americans to the Moon and back by 1969.
    • 1973: Skylab 2's first crew of three astronauts begins a 28–day stay.
    • 2008: NASA's Phoenix Rover lands on the planet Mars. It explores the surface of the planet for 151 days before running out of power. Among its discoveries is evidence for liquid water on Mars in the past and for ice there today.