• June 20, 2021

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New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo set to

Officials with the New Mexico Museum of Space History, announced that they will re-open to the public on National Space Day, Friday, May 7.  “We are all very excited to welcome the public back into the museum,” said Executive Director Christopher Orwoll. “While we have been closed, there’s been a lot of work going on […]Read More

NM Museum of Space History features ‘Road Trip to the

February 18 celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the discovery of Pluto by New Mexico’s most famous adopted astronomer, Clyde W. Tombaugh who made the discovery at just 24 years old; Tombaugh would have been 114 this February 4. On Friday, February 7, Dr. John Spencer, Deputy Project Scientist on the New Horizons mission to Pluto, shares […]Read More

Educator Evening planned at Space Museum in Alamogordo on Thursday

An Educator’s Evening is planned at the New Mexico Museum of Space History on Thursday, January 16 beginning at 6:00 pm in the Tombaugh Education Building on the museum’s campus. Activities for the evening are free to teachers and include a catered taco bar, door prizes, planetarium programs and demonstrations. “We can never show our […]Read More

NM Museum of Space History launches into 2020 with free

From early effects on world history to intergalactic interlopers, take a fascinating look at the sometimes terrifying but always beautiful and fascinating world of comets. Join Museum Outreach Coordinator Tony Gondola for the new year’s first Launch Pad Lecture, Friday, January 3, at 9 a.m. on the museum’s first floor as he explores the world […]Read More

NM Museum of Space History To Host ‘Taking the Plunge:

Before it took a fiery dive into Jupiter’s atmosphere, the Galileo spacecraft sent back pictures and data that rewrote our understanding of the largest planet in the solar system and its gaggle of moons (including a few that might harbor life). On Friday, September 7, Museum Education Director Dave Dooling will host the monthly Launch […]Read More

NM Museum of Space History Hosts Warehouse 1402 Behind the

The Tularosa Basin is known for its natural beauty, the white sands of gypsum and the space program. Wait a minute – the space program? To find out more about how the white sands and rockets go together, the public is invited to the Warehouse 1402 program Space and the Tularosa Basin. On Saturday, March […]Read More

NASA Chooses Alamogordo to Host NM’s First K-12 Space Station

Alamogordo students are getting a once in a lifetime opportunity to talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on February 21. NASA selected the New Mexico Museum of Space History, in conjunction with the Alamogordo School District and the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, to host a downlink from […]Read More

NM Museum of Space History Features Free Lecture on Shuttle

Fifteen years ago, the world was rocked when disaster befell the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia. After 27 missions, the Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry on February 1, 2003, killing all seven crew members. The entire Shuttle fleet was grounded for more than two years while teams of experts worked to make sure more safety […]Read More