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July 28, 2017 Governor's Commission Meeting Agenda
New Mexico Museum of Space HistoryGovernor's Commission Meeting July 28, 2017 NM Museum of Space History, Tombaugh Theatre Building, Front Classroom 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 th. . .
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Aircraft Carrier Premiers July 1 at New Horizons Theater
Explore the Modern Marvels of Technology on the High Seas! (Alamogordo, New Mexico, June 27, 2017) – The New Horizons Dome Theater on the campus of the New Mexico Museum of Space History premiers the new giant screen film Aircraft Carrier beginning Saturday July 1. The giant screen film features stunning and extensive computer generated visualizations of the technology that . . .
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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

Looking Out, Looking Back
Looking out, looking back. Before man could travel in space, satellites explored the unknown frontier, testing for possible fatal effects of space travel. Today satellites help to conserve and manage resources, and support the global positioning system, telecommunications, and national defense. This gallery tells the story of the remarkable technology of the satellite. . . .
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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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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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NM Space Trail Trinity Site Tour
Theater Shows

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

Live Digital Planetarium Show - Night Sky with Museum Educator
See the solar system, stars, and the universe as you have never experienced them before. Take a . . .

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!


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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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July 27th in Space History

    • 1992: Soyuz TM–15 is launched, taking one French and two Russian cosmonauts to the Mir space station for 189 days.