New Mexico Museum of Space History

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Eight floors of interior exhibits focused on man's quest for space, International Space Hall of Fame, John P. Stapp Air & Space Park, Daisy Track Exhibit, New Horizons Dome Theater & Planetarium, and the Hubbard Space Archive, Library and Research Center.

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10/07/2020
First Man In Space (1961)

On October 7, 1958, the United States organized what was called Project Mercury, this nation’s program to put a man into space. The first astronauts, known as the Mercury 7, were subsequently chosen, but not one of them would be the first launched into space. That honor went to the Soviet Union. This historical newsreel shows that, as well as those first seven American astronauts.

NASA says the Mercury Program's goals included investigating "man's reactions to and capabilities in (a space) environment," as well as being able to "recover (the) capsule and pilot safely."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObTbjKyFSxI

First Man in Space. L/S of the Kremlin. C/U of still photograph of Yuri Gagarin with his family. L/S streets of Moscow. M/S people looking through mirrored t...

10/06/2020
The Great Tours: Washington DC | Washington for Sports Fans (Part 22/24)

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to present The Great Tours: Washington, D.C. guided by Dr. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador at Large. Join us right here every Tuesday afternoon at 4 as Dr. Kurin takes us around the capitol to iconic sites, museums, and other DC highlights – bringing our Nation’s capital to you!

Sports have a longstanding place in the history and culture of DC. Track the backstory of baseball, football, and basketball teams in Washington, and learn w...

What is an asteroid? To start with, a big rock. But asteroids are so much more. According to NASA, asteroids are rocks t...
10/06/2020
Make asteroids you can eat! | NASA Space Place – NASA Science for Kids

What is an asteroid? To start with, a big rock. But asteroids are so much more. According to NASA, asteroids are rocks that just never attained a size large enough to become a planet.

Asteroids do pass by Earth, and they may orbit the sun. This NASA site shows you pictures of actual asteroids. Once you’ve gotten an idea of their makeup and shape, grab the pots and pans and follow the recipe to make asteroids out of mashed potatoes.

https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/asteroid-potatoes/en/

Make yummy potatoes look like asteroids.

On October first, we experienced a full moon, this one called a Harvest Moon. If you missed it, there’s another one in t...
10/05/2020
Make Oreo Moon Phases! | NASA Space Place – NASA Science for Kids

On October first, we experienced a full moon, this one called a Harvest Moon. If you missed it, there’s another one in the night sky this month, on October 31st, known as a Hunter’s Moon.

What’s the difference? A Harvest Moon is the full one nearest to the autumnal equinox, which was on September 22nd. The Hunter’s Moon is the first one following a Harvest Moon.

Check out this NASA site for a fun way to learn about the Moon’s phases. There’s an interactive screen that lets you view the phases each day this month. Then click on the link, “Our World: Moon Phases,” which explains why this cycle occurs. Finally, read the description on how to make lunar phases using ... Oreo cookies!

https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/oreo-moon/en/

10/02/2020
Stories From Space - Little Joe II

Keeping astronauts safe has always been a top priority. When rocket launches go awry, spacecraft launch escape systems were developed to help astronauts land safely. Little Joe II was used to test Apollo uncrewed launches to verify the performance of the command module parachute recovery system in abort mode. You can see Little Joe II right here at the New Mexico Museum of Space History.

10/02/2020
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility

Here’s something cool to watch tonight!

❗ LAUNCH UPDATE ❗ We are GO to launch the #Antares vehicle tonight, Oct. 2, at 9:16 p.m. EDT after a ground software issue scrubbed the launch last night. The issue has since been resolved.

The live stream will begin at 8:45 p.m. EDT.

Mark your calendar!
09/29/2020

Mark your calendar!

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station is now targeted for 2:40 a.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 31.

The new target date will deconflict the Crew-1 launch and arrival from upcoming Soyuz launch and landing operations: https://go.nasa.gov/2G8G4Kj

What is the space agency doing to help with the weather and wildfires? Satellites provide lots of vital imagery to help ...
09/25/2020
Fire and Smoke

What is the space agency doing to help with the weather and wildfires? Satellites provide lots of vital imagery to help track what's burning or storming.
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/fires/main/index.html

NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.

Learning to walk again: It's been 48 years since humans last trained to walk on the Moon. Check in on NASA's underwater ...
09/25/2020
Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater)

Learning to walk again: It's been 48 years since humans last trained to walk on the Moon. Check in on NASA's underwater simulations at the Sonny Carter Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory where we are learning again.
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/preparations-for-next-moonwalk-simulations-underway-and-underwater

NASA engineers are laying the foundation for the moonwalks the first woman and next man will conduct when they land on the lunar South Pole in 2024 as part of the Artemis program.

09/25/2020
From the Space Vault - Families of Operation Paperclip

In 1945 during the cold war and the space race with Russia, the United States conducted Operation Paperclip. Over 1600 German scientists, engineers, and technicians were taken from Germany to work for the U.S. government. Operation Paperclip's purpose was to aid and advance the U.S. military during the cold war. This isn't a video about the scientists and engineers, but about the 108 families stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Thank you for watching From the Space Vault!

Welcome back! We are excited to announce that we will reopen on Thursday, September 24. Our hours are will be 10 am to 4...
09/23/2020

Welcome back! We are excited to announce that we will reopen on Thursday, September 24. Our hours are will be 10 am to 4 pm, Monday, and Wednesday thru Sunday. We are closed Tuesday.

Space is the place to be and we can't wait to see you there!

We look forward to your visit, and remind you to bring your required mask. We have been hard at work preparing our facility for your return, following all the COVID-safe practices you have seen in many other places. For further information and to learn more about how we are keeping you safe, please visit our website.

It's not going to Mars, but International Space Station is getting us to Mars with lessons about space engineering and h...
09/23/2020
APOD: 2020 September 23 - ISS Transits Mars

It's not going to Mars, but International Space Station is getting us to Mars with lessons about space engineering and human physiology that will make the deep-space ventures possible. Meanwhile, enjoy this view by astronomer Thomas Glenn.
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200923.html?fbclid=IwAR0YSvC10ELTdNEfYAhsaSmtpIUpfhKab_acPFRpH_G53A-cZ0iu_HWc8gE

A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

09/22/2020
The Great Tours: Washington DC | Dining Out in Washington DC (Part 20/24)

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to present The Great Tours: Washington, D.C. guided by Dr. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador at Large. Join us right here every Tuesday afternoon at 4 as Dr. Kurin takes us around the capitol to iconic sites, museums, and other DC highlights – bringing our Nation’s capital to you!

Washington offers an astonishing wealth of dining experiences, from historic to contemporary. First discover two of DC’s longstanding food traditions: seafoo...

When Neil Armstrong piloted Eagle to the first manned lunar landing, he had to fly past boulders that the guidance syste...
09/22/2020
NASA Tipping Point Partnership to Test Precision Lunar Landing Tech

When Neil Armstrong piloted Eagle to the first manned lunar landing, he had to fly past boulders that the guidance system picked as the landing zone. How to avoid that kind of danger when we return to the Moon? Watch a flight test on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. MDT (11 EDT).
https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/NASA_Tipping_Point_Partnership_to_Test_Precision_Lunar_Landing_Tech

NASA Tipping Point Partnership to Test Precision Lunar Landing Tech

One of Earth's most spectacular sights is the aurora (borealis up north; australias in the southern hemisphere). We've d...
09/21/2020
Comet Discovered to Have Its Own Northern Lights

One of Earth's most spectacular sights is the aurora (borealis up north; australias in the southern hemisphere). We've discovered them on Mars, the giant planets — and now a comet? Read how scientists found this by mining data from the Rosetta mission:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/comet-discovered-to-have-its-own-northern-lights

An atmospheric light show previously relegated to planets and Jupiter moons is found on comet using data from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft.

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3198 State Rd 2001
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Sue Taylor, Chief Curator, calling all DIYs to watch another episode in the series of "How to be your Own Curator at Home", and be the family hero! Now you can stop yelling at the kids to leave Grandmom's things alone. Instead, use them!
Greetings to you from Sue Taylor, Chief Curator, bringing you yet another episode in the series of "How to be your Own Curator at Home", a how to for those DIYs out there who have their own collections! Got toys? Not for your kids - your old toys from when you were a kid. Want to find out how to preserve them? Watch this and see.
Sue Taylor, Chief Curator, here again bringing you yet another eppisode in the series of "How to be your Own Curator at Home", a how to for those DIYs out there who have their own collections! This episode deals with "Ban Mothballs". Watch to find out why. There are other ways to get rid of Mothra.
Join Sue Taylor, Chief Curator, in this series of "How to be your Own Curator at Home", a how to for those DIYs out there who have their own collections! Let's see what sort of stuff you need to work with your collection in this episode of "Tools of the Trade".
Join Sue Taylor, Chief Curator, in this series of "How to be your Own Curator at Home", a how to for those DIYs out there who have their own collections! This episode is on "How to remove mold from your slides".
Astronaut Archive is a series by Sue Taylor, Chief Curator. Enjoy this look at the Gordo Cooper's Science Debrief. He was the only one of the Mercry 7 Astronauts to do one. See actual photos taken by him and described in his debrief.
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Was there many years ago when I applied for graduate work at New Mexico Tech on the VLA (didn't make it). Lots of fun. Very interesting. Would highly recommend it!
Space is not real you lizard people
I love this place !
The Museum looked amazing with the snow covered mountains in the background too.
Awesome