(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The International Space Hall of Fame (ISHF) and the New Mexico Museum of Space History are honored to announce that the members of the original Delta Clipper Experimental (DC-X) Team will be inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame (ISHF) on the evening of Saturday, August 17, 2013.
The DC-X Team will be the first group ever inducted into the ISHF. Every member of the DC-X team displayed the qualities required to be an inductee: imagination, achievement, and the dedication to further advance ma. . . [ more ]
Friday June 14th, 2013
History Channel To Air Episode This Wednesday
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - For months, staff at the New Mexico Museum of Space History was sworn to secrecy and, to their credit, not a word was spoken. But now, the truth can come out. The producers of Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy shot several segments featuring the museum and staff members last December. The segment, entitled Larry Gets Lost In Space, will air on the History Channel this Wednesday May 22 at 7:00 pm (MST).
Why all the secrecy? The. . . [ more ]
Tuesday May 21st, 2013
Santa Fe, NM - As part of the national Blue Star Museums Program, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' 15 state-run museums and historic sites will once again offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013.
"In appreciation of the service and dedication of the men and women of our military, it is an honor to offer free admission to our fine state museums and historic sites this summer" said Governor Susana Martinez. "I encourage all New Mexico's active-duty m. . . [ more ]
Monday May 20th, 2013
Spaceport America, International Space Hall of Fame Induction Highlight Activities
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to announce that it will host the Delta Clipper Experimental (DC-X) First Flight + 20 Anniversary and Spaceplane Conference on August 16, 17 & 18, 2013 at Spaceport America, NM, and the New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, NM. Spaceport America, Virgin Galactic and New Mexico State University-Alamogordo are co-hosting the event.
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Thursday May 2nd, 2013
Nature's Power is Revealed in the New Giant Screen Film Opening in Alamogordo April 6
ALAMOGORDO, NM - Tornado season is fast approaching in the region of America's heartland known as "the severe weather capital of the world"—and on April 6, 2012, Tornado Alley, an explosive new film narrated by Bill Paxton (Twister, Titanic), will bring nature's most dramatic weather phenomena to the Clyde W. Tombaugh Giant Screen Theater on the campus of the New Mexico Museum of Space History.
Widely considered the . . . [ more ]
Monday April 1st, 2013
Museum Summer Camp Expands Programs
(Alamogordo, NM) Whether your young explorer dreams of landing on the red planet, searching for extraterrestrials, finding the ultimate home away from home in another galaxy or delving into the mysterious world of the dinosaur, the New Mexico Space Academy's summer camp program has just the right camp. Registration is underway for the state’s premier summer science camp for cadets entering grades kindergarten through 12th grade at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Camp begins the fi. . . [ more ]
Monday March 18th, 2013
(ALAMOGORDO, NM) At the New Mexico Museum of Space History, every person through the door has been counted and recounted over the past two weeks as staff anticipated welcoming the facility's five millionth visitor. Today, Wednesday, March 6, 2013, that person walked through the door.
"Every visitor to our museum is special, but today one became just a little more special. Our Five Millionth visitor walked through the door and was welcomed by our outstanding front desk staff at exactly 12:15 pm," said Museum Executive Director Ch. . . [ more ]
Wednesday March 6th, 2013
March 1st Now Annual Free Day For New Mexico Residents
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) — The New Mexico Museum of Space History will announce on March 1, 2013, at 12 p.m. that it has been chosen to become a Smithsonian Affiliate. A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the Museum of Space History is the first within the department to receive this honor.
The Museum will accept shipment of an Apollo Boilerplate Command Module, the first artifact to arrive as part of the Smithsonian Affiliations Program. . . [ more ]
Friday March 1st, 2013
Apollo Boilerplate Command Module First of Expected New Exhibits
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, is the first museum within the state system to become a Smithsonian Affiliate. An Apollo Boilerplate Command Module, the first artifact to arrive as part of the Smithsonian Affiliations Program, is scheduled to be delivered to the museum at noon on Friday, March 1, 2013 (weather and road conditions permitting). The official announcemen. . . [ more ]
Thursday February 28th, 2013
IMAX Hours Change - Museum Campus to Close at 5:00 pm
One of the most important jobs that museum staff has is that of artifact preservation. At facilities like the New Mexico Museum of Space History that is sometimes a tall order. “Our artifact collection ranges from pictures and papers to rocket engines and full size spacecraft. Everyone who has been to the museum realizes how important it is, for instance, to protect our moonrock. Most don’t realize that it’s equally as important to protect and preserve our larger art. . . [ more ]
Friday August 31st, 2012