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12 Join International Space Hall of Fame

From the 10/19/2014 Alamogordo Daily News, by Janessa Maxilom

People who dreamed of space exploration and shared their dreams with the world were honored on Saturday at the New Mexico Museum of Space History and International Space Hall of Fame.

Twelve individuals were inducted into the International Space Hall of fame as the Induction Class of 2014.

"Here at the New Mexico Museum of Space History and the International Space Hall of Fame. . . [ more ]

Friday November 14th, 2014

October 24, 2014

New Mexico Museum of Space History
Governor's Commission Meeting

October 24, 2014
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 of the Museum and all of its activities.

  1. Call To Order
  2. Introductions
  3. Action: Approve agen. . . [ more ]

Monday October 20th, 2014

Stratolaunch Leader to Attend Induction Ceremony

Charles Beames to Accept Award on Behalf of Paul Allen

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Charles Beames, president of Paul Allen’s Vulcan Aerospace Corporation and executive director of Stratolaunch Systems, is slated to accept the International Space Hall of Fame Induction award on behalf of Mr. Allen this Saturday, October 18.

Mr. Allen was nominated for the award because of his involvement in the development of SpaceShipOne, the craft that won the Ansari XPRIZE in 2004, and also because of his ongoing passion for and commi. . . [ more ]

Friday October 17th, 2014

Induction Ceremony Draws Russian Museum Director

Elena Schukina to Accept Award on Behalf of Yuri Kondratyuk

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - In 1929, a mostly self-taught Russian visionary named Yuri Vasil′evich Kondratyuk self-published a book named The Conquest of Interplanetary Space – pioneering many ideas on rocket motion and space colonization. Forty years later Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins followed “Kondratyuk’s route”, the trajectory Kondratyuk calculated that would take a spacecraft from the Earth to the Moon and back. . . [ more ]

Tuesday October 14th, 2014

Wells & Verne Film Fest Coming to Tombaugh Theater

H.G. Wells & Jules Verne Film Fest Premiers as Part of Induction Days

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - As part of Induction Days at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, the H.G. Wells and Jules Verne Film Fest will be held October 16-18. The film fest is a tribute to Inductees Verne and Wells and will premiere selected classic films based on their works. It will be held at the Tombaugh Theater on the campus of the museum.

The H.G. Wells & Jules Verne Film Fest will premiere the 1902 short film A Trip to the Moon. . . [ more ]

Friday October 3rd, 2014

Induction Class of 2014

Three Days of Events Culminate With Induction Ceremony

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History and International Space Hall of Fame Foundation are pleased to announce the Induction Class of 2014. A total of twelve individuals will be inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame during Induction Days October 16-18, 2014.

The Class of 2014 includes: X-15 pilot and Astronaut Major General Joe Engle (U.S. AF, ret.); NASA engineer John Houbolt; aerospace engineer Thomas Kelly; visionary Yuri Kon. . . [ more ]

Tuesday September 30th, 2014

Anousheh Ansari to Attend Induction Ceremony

Title Sponsor of the Ansari XPRIZE & First Female Private Space Explorer to be Inducted into International Space Hall of Fame

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Anousheh Ansari, title sponsor of the Ansari X PRIZE, the first female private space explorer and successful serial entrepreneur, will be traveling to New Mexico to accept her nomination as an Inductee into the International Space Hall of Fame this October 18.

"It is an honor to be inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame, along with such legends in the brie. . . [ more ]

Tuesday September 30th, 2014

Museum E-Publishes Curation Paper Number Twelve

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History (NMMSH) is pleased to announce publication of Curation Paper Number 12, edited by Assistant Curator Jim Mayberry. It is an oral history of Colonel William “Pete” Knight (USAF, Ret.).
The interview was conducted in 1998 for the New Mexico Museum of Space History (formerly the Space Center Museum) by Museum volunteer Lt. Col. Wayne O. Mattson (USAF, Ret.) and George House, Museum Curator.

In the 1960’s Colonel Knight played a key role in the testing . . . [ more ]

Tuesday September 30th, 2014

Big Changes At The Tombaugh Theater

Classic Dome Films Making Final Debut

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - By the end of this year, the Clyde W. Tombaugh Theater is scheduled to have the first phase of its facelift finished with the installation of a new all-digital large format projection system. As the era of “wet film” comes to an end in the theater, a classic film, Journey Into Amazing Caves, will be added into the theater schedule allowing movie goers to see it one last time in its original format.

“We will replace the current projection s. . . [ more ]

Monday September 29th, 2014

Launch Pad Lecture: How To Build A Bug

Designing a Lunar Lander

Free Launch Pad Lecture Friday September 5

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - How do you design a spaceship to boldly land where no man has gone before? That was the challenge to space engineers in 1961 when President Kennedy aimed America at the Moon. Museum Education Director Dave Dooling describes “How to build a bug,” from British enthusiasts who first tackled the problem in 1938 through the Apollo Lunar Module in 1969 to ideas that have followed, during the L. . . [ more ]

Monday September 29th, 2014

Hardcore Heroes

New TV Series Features Museum Staff Interviews

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - An all-new original television series HARDCORE HEROES began airing this week on the American Heroes Channel (formerly the Military Channel). Several episodes feature New Mexico Museum of Space History Executive Director Christopher Orwoll and Museum Education Specialist Michael Shinabery as guest commentators.

According to a press release from the American Heroes Channel, “HARDCORE HEROES features epic, true stories of real life heroes who ar. . . [ more ]

Friday August 8th, 2014

July 25 Commission Meeting Agenda

New Mexico Museum of Space History
Governor's Commission Meeting

July 25, 2014
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 of the Museum and all of its activities.

  1. Call To Order
  2. Introductions
  3. Action: Approve agenda . . . [ more ]

Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Museum E-Publishes Curation Paper Number Eleven

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History (NMMSH) is pleased to announce publication of Curation Paper Eleven, edited by Assistant Curator Jim Mayberry. It is an oral history of Colonel Joseph Kittinger Jr. (USAF, Ret.). The interview was conducted in 2000 for the New Mexico Museum of Space History (formerly the Space Center Museum) by Museum volunteer Lt. Col. Wayne O. Mattson (USAF, Ret.) and George House, Museum Curator.

Kittinger played a key role in the early days of the space program, but he is best kn. . . [ more ]

Friday July 11th, 2014

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza!

More Than 7000 Shots Will Light Up The Sky!

Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The City of Alamogordo’s annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza, scheduled for Friday, July 4th, continues to grow. More than 7000 individual shots will be fired, an increase of about 500 shots more than last year.

“This is one of the largest fireworks shows in the state and a tribute to our community,” said New Mexico Museum of Space History Executive Director Chris Orwoll. “The museum is honored to host this spectacular show for the citizens . . . [ more ]

Wednesday June 25th, 2014

Meeting Announcement

Museum Governor's Commission to Meet April 18

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History Governor’s Commission will hold a regular quarterly meeting Friday, April 18, at 1:00 in the Hubbard Library on the grounds of the museum. The agenda for this meeting is available by contacting the museum.

The mission of the NMMSH Governor’s 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 its activities.

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Tuesday April 15th, 2014

April 18 Commission Meeting Agenda

New Mexico Museum of Space History
Governor's Commission Meeting

April 18, 2014
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 of the Museum and all of its activities.

  1. Call To Order
  2. Introductions
  3. Action: Approve agenda. . . [ more ]

Tuesday April 15th, 2014

Museum E-Publishes Curation Paper Number Ten

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to announce publication of the tenth in a series of papers by the museum’s Curation Department, Curation Paper Number Ten. This issue features the oral history of Colonel Eileen Collins (USAF, Ret.). A veteran astronaut, Collins was the first woman to command a Space Shuttle mission, STS 93 Columbia.

Upon being named the first female shuttle Commander, Collins said, “When I was a child, I dreamed about space – I admired pilots, astronauts, and I. . . [ more ]

Thursday March 6th, 2014

January 31 Commission Meeting Agenda

New Mexico Museum of Space History
Governor's Commission Meeting

January 31, 2014
Udall Building (Center for Museums' Resources)
725 Camino Lego
Santa Fe, 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 of the Museum and all of its activities.

  1. Call To Order
  2. Introductions
  3. Action: Approve agenda for . . . [ more ]

Wednesday January 29th, 2014

Culture Day Showcases New Mexico's Cultural Diversity

Culture Day Showcases New Mexico's Cultural Diversity

Santa Fe - The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs will host “Culture Day” at the State Capitol from 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2014. Interactive exhibits featuring New Mexico’s state-run museums and historic sites, historic preservation, archaeology, arts, and library programs will be offered to legislators and visitors to the Capitol throughout the day.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center will offer a sneak peek of the new digital intera. . . [ more ]

Friday January 24th, 2014

Museum of Space History Exhibit Featured in Governor’s Gallery

Museum of Space History Exhibit Featured in Governor's Gallery

Leslie Cantwell Collection Dubbed the Most Important of Its Kind

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Considered by space industry experts to be the largest and most important space related photographic collection of its kind in the world, the Leslie Cantwell Collection began as one photograph given to Cantwell by moonwalker James Irwin in 1981 who inscribed the photo, “with love from the moon”. Now, more than three decades lat. . . [ more ]

Tuesday January 7th, 2014

Museum to Close for Christmas

The New Mexico Museum of Space History and Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater will close at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 24th, and remain closed through Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25th, in order for staff to spend time with their families. The museum and IMAX will resume normal business hours Thursday December 26, 2013.

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll free 1-877-333-6589.

. . . [ more ]

Monday December 23rd, 2013

Museum to Close Temporarily

Out With the Old Doors, In With the New

Museum to Close Temporarily For Door Installation

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History and Tombaugh IMAX Theater will temporarily close for installation of new front doors at the Museum on Monday, January 13, 2014. The door replacement is part of ongoing renovations at the facility.

For current information, please call the number below or visit the museum website.

The New Mexico Museum of Space His. . . [ more ]

Monday December 2nd, 2013

Nov 7, 2013 Museum Kicks Off Holiday Food Drive

Museum Kicks Off Holiday Food Drive

Theater Offers Free Multimedia Show

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Space History is holding a holiday canned food drive through November 23. As part of that, the Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Theater will offer free admission to the multi-media show “9 Planets and Counting” at 1:00 on Saturday November 9, 16, and 23, for a donation of three cans of food or other non-perishable food items.

Museum Executive Director Chris . . . [ more ]

Thursday November 7th, 2013

Free Museum Admission for Veterans

Free Museum Admission for Veterans

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - Veterans, active duty service members, and National Guard personnel are invited to attend the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. Admission for those personnel will be free of charge.

Veterans are asked to provide proof of service with a Form DD-214 or a veteran’s identification card. Active duty service members, and National Guard personnel will need to show a military ID card for their free admission to the. . . [ more ]

Thursday November 7th, 2013

Nov 1, 2013 Launch Pad Lecture Series

Museum Announces New Lecture Series

Launch Pad Lectures Begin Friday, November 1

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - New Mexico Museum of Space History Executive Director Chris Orwoll will discuss the past, present and future of the museum on Friday, November 1, as the introductory speaker for the museum’s new Launch Pad Lecture Series. Orwoll plans to answer such questions as: “Why was the museum built here in the first place?”, “Does the ghost of Ham really wander the halls?”, a. . . [ more ]

Tuesday October 29th, 2013