The Man Behind R2-D2
Don Bies to Accept ISHF Induction Award for George Lucas
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to announce that Don Bies, former curator of the Lucasfilm Archives and R2-D2 operator, will be accepting the International Space Hall of Fame Induction award on behalf of Star Wars Director George Lucas at this Saturday evening’s ceremony.
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From Renegade Doctor to the Fastest Man Alive
Sonic Wind – Meet the Man Behind the New Book
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - On a cold December day in 1954, Dr. John Paul Stapp rode into the history books at 632 miles per hour aboard the Sonic Wind 1 at Holloman Air Force Base’s High Speed Test Track. He was an instant international sensation, gracing magazine covers, newspaper front pages, and even thrilling viewers on This . . .
October 3, 2015 Commission Meeting Agenda
New Mexico Museum of Space HistoryGovernor's Commission Meeting
October 3, 2015 NM Museum of Space History
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 of the Museum and all of it. . .
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. . .
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 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. . .
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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