New Mexico Museum of Space History

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Five 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.

Hey teachers! This one is for you!
04/24/2020

Hey teachers! This one is for you!

Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors Cycle 8 “Mission” Patch Selected

NASA’s Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) is a professional development program for high school science teachers designed to improve science teaching and increase student learning and STEM engagement. Training includes a week-long immersion experience at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center Hangar 703 in Palmdale, California, with participation in research flights on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). The program culminates in classroom delivery of a SOFIA science-oriented curriculum module.

For the AAA Cycle 8 patch, we directed submissions to contain the words “NASA AAA Cycle 8” and also include the managing organization, the SETI Institute. Optional images or words included: telescope, SOFIA, astronomical objects, and spectra.

The contest was a huge success! We thank everyone for the amazing participation and impressive submissions to our AAA Cycle 8 patch design contest.

We are pleased to announce the winning patch, which was designed by Susan Rolke at Conant High School in Jaffrey, NH.

Read more: https://buff.ly/2VVzk6u

You gotta watch this!
04/24/2020

You gotta watch this!

ShareSpace Education, the K-12 education arm of the Aldrin Family Foundation, is proud to have contributed to the creation of Spirit: A Martian Story by Stimson Snead! Follow a hardworking space robot named Spirit, constructed and sent to Mars on a 90 day mission to research and conduct experiments on the desolate red planet! Watch the video on our website here: https://bit.ly/34Lfdfp

#Spirit #Mars #STEAM

04/24/2020
Museum of International Folk Art

Join the Museum of International Folk Art on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7pm for the third performance of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series featuring Northern New Mexican, bilingual singer-songwriter, Lara Manzanares. This concert is in conjunction with and was filmed at the exhibition Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico, funded by the International Folk Art Foundation. #nmculture

This is the third performance of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series featuring Northern New Mexican, bilingual singer-songwriter, Lara Manzanares. This concert is in conjunction with and was filmed at the exhibition Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico, funded by the International Folk Art Foundation.

Left image of Pluto taken in 1994. The right image taken in 2018 (color enhanced).
04/24/2020

Left image of Pluto taken in 1994. The right image taken in 2018 (color enhanced).

04/22/2020
International Space Station

Astronauts say some of the most interesting things! Tune in here to listen.

In celebration of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary, hear NASA and International astronauts recount their experiences of Earth during their time working and living on the International Space Station as it turns 20 years old this year. #SpaceStation20th #EarthDay50th

If you missed an episode of “Down to Earth”, watch other astronauts describe their experiences in previous episodes of the series here. https://go.nasa.gov/2tkHsDf

Happy Earth Day!
04/22/2020

Happy Earth Day!

Home. We only have one. Let’s take care of it and each other. Happy #EarthDay.

Pictures taken from NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration International Space Station

Don't miss this free fireworks show! :)
04/21/2020
The Lyrid meteor shower of 2020 peaks tonight!

Don't miss this free fireworks show! :)

You may not be able to see the moon in the sky tonight, but if you look up for long enough at a dark, clear sky, you may catch some "shooting stars."

This will be something worth watching!
04/20/2020
NASA to Host Preview Briefings for First Crew Launch with SpaceX

This will be something worth watching!

With the first mission to return human spaceflight launches to American soil now targeted to lift off May 27, NASA will highlight the historic flight with a series of news conferences Friday, May 1, that will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Exciting times in space!
04/18/2020

Exciting times in space!

BREAKING NEWS! SPACEX CREWED DRAGON SCHEDULED FOR MAY 27, LAUNCH AT 4:32 PM EDT--NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has announced that the first Americans to be launched on American soil on an American rocket since 2011 is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27th at around 4:32 pm EDT (2032 GMT).

At noon Friday, April 17, Bridenstine tweeted:
On May 27, @NASA will once again launch American astronauts on American rockets from American soil! With our @SpaceX partners, @Astro_Doug and @AstroBehnken will launch to the @Space_Station on the #CrewDragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket. Let's #LaunchAmerica

ASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, two veterans of the Space Shuttle program, will ride SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft into orbit on top of a Falcon 9 rocket from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. That’s the same historic launch facility used by the last Space Shuttle flight, Orbiter Atlantis, in July 2011.

Here's more from www.spaceflightnow.com:
https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/04/17/nasa-spacex-set-may-27-as-target-date-for-first-crew-launch/

04/17/2020
National Hispanic Cultural Center

Music makes life better!

The second concert in the NM Department of Cultural Affairs “Our Fair New Mexico” virtual concert series features musician Otilio Ruiz, and is hosted by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Ruiz, who has been playing music since the age of 13, studied at the Music Conservatory in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, and is a former member of the international companies Tlen-Huicani, at the University of Veracruz, and Achille-Zavata, based in Paris.

Ruiz currently teaches at Albuquerque Public Schools and is the musical director of La Rondalla de Alburquerque. His family is working together to bring jarocho music from Veracruz, Mexico, to new generations.

Tell your quarantine story!
04/17/2020

Tell your quarantine story!

Help write history! We're living a shared experience but each have a unique story and we'd like to include yours in our collection. Email [email protected] for more information.

04/15/2020
Apollo 13 Views of the Moon in 4K

NASA Goddard recreates in 4K what the Apollo 13 crew saw as they rounded the backside of the moon. So close yet so far...

https://youtu.be/Ilifg26TZrI

This video uses data gathered from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft to recreate some of the stunning views of the Moon that the Apollo 13 astronau...

The A&E Ghost Hunters episode premiers on Wednesday, featuring DCA’s own Fort Stanton! (Some say it’s really haunted….bu...
04/13/2020

The A&E Ghost Hunters episode premiers on Wednesday, featuring DCA’s own Fort Stanton! (Some say it’s really haunted….but you have to tune in to find out.) Immediately following the premiere of "Proof of Afterlife," Fort Stanton Historic Site's debut on A&E, join the New Mexico Historic Sites for a LIVE question and answer session with Historic Site staff members and volunteers as well as Ghost Hunters team members Brandon Alvis and Mustafa Gatollari!

Direct link to the Facebook Event - www.facebook.com/events/529961991049180

04/13/2020
Apollo 13: ‘Houston, We’ve Had a Problem’

A little over 50 years ago, April 11th, 1970. The Apollo 13 mission left Earth on their ill-fated journey to the Moon. From tragedy to triumph, experience it again with those who lived it.

https://youtu.be/MdvoA-sjs0A

“Houston, we've had a problem” is the now famous phrase radioed from Apollo 13 to Mission Control upon the catastrophic explosion that dramatically changed t...

04/13/2020

We've got something fun and educational planned for you today! Education Director, Dave Dooling teaches you how to make Stomp Rockets! For instructions, please refer to link below! 😎🚀👇
https://bit.ly/2XG9whc

Due to health concerns, and in cooperation with local health officials, the large Yuri’s Night parties planned in Los An...
04/10/2020
Global Livestream 2020 — Yuri's Night

Due to health concerns, and in cooperation with local health officials, the large Yuri’s Night parties planned in Los Angeles, CA, at the Kennedy Space Center in FL, and in London have been cancelled. This is the same of many events around the world this year. Although some events may be rescheduled for later in the year, our dedicated crew of volunteers is working hard to develop at Global Webcast for April 11 so that we can all celebrate together! This online event will be free and available to anyone around the globe. It will be an opportunity for people around the world to connect with each other while avoiding crowds.

Join us on April 11! Details and more information will be available at http://party.yurisnight.net/globalwebcast

This year, many of the in-person Yuri’s Night events around the globe have been cancelled or postponed to to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.Given our mission to spread inspiration and space love, we are creating an online party on Saturday, April 11th and YOU are invited!

04/10/2020
Museum of International Folk Art

Please tune in tonight at 7:00pm for the first performance of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series featuring New Mexico State Historian Rob Martinez playing from the gallery of the exhibition Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico at The Museum of International Folk Art.
https://www.facebook.com/InternationalFolkArt/posts/10158552322870229

This is the first performance of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series featuring New Mexico State Historian Rob Martinez playing from the gallery of the exhibition Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico here at The Museum of International Folk Art.

04/10/2020
Becoming Astronauts: Are You Next?

Want to be an astronaut? Find out what it takes from the people who have done it. K4 - 12

https://youtu.be/q5T9iYjt6Lk

NASA is hiring more new Artemis generation astronauts. Will you be next? NASA's latest astronaut class shares their journey. To join them, astronaut candidat...

NASA has granted $2 million to help develop a concept for a space telescope that could take photos of planets detailed e...
04/08/2020
Direct Multipixel Imaging and Spectroscopy of an Exoplanet

NASA has granted $2 million to help develop a concept for a space telescope that could take photos of planets detailed enough to make out landmasses and vegetation coverage.

Direct Multipixel Imaging and Spectroscopy of an Exoplanet with a Solar Gravitational Lens Mission

04/08/2020
Hey kids! This sounds like fun!
04/08/2020

Hey kids! This sounds like fun!

This Thursday Virgin Galactic is back with another #ScienceWithVirginGalactic LIVE on YouTube with a 20 minute Space Chat for children of all ages on How To Design A Spaceship!

Have fun and learn about how a spaceship gets to space and back safely! Subscribe to their YouTube channel here virg.in/TrV

A shout out to Health Care Workers from the ISS!
04/07/2020

A shout out to Health Care Workers from the ISS!

On #WorldHealthDay, we pause to thank healthcare workers worldwide for their tireless efforts and selfless dedication to the well-being of all people.

As we support our healthcare workers by staying home during this time, check out the fun activities, podcasts, videos and more available at your fingertips through #NASAatHome! http://nasa.gov/nasaathome

Be sure to check out our online International Space Hall of Fame Gift Shop! We have games, toys, and tons of great colle...
04/01/2020

Be sure to check out our online International Space Hall of Fame Gift Shop! We have games, toys, and tons of great collectibles!
https://shop.spacehalloffame.org

A little museum humor to brighten your morning!
03/26/2020

A little museum humor to brighten your morning!

🐁 Lucky for us, our amazing staff always ensures the collection is safe, even when we are closed! 🌙 This Peanuts strip was first published on December 6, 1974.⁠⁠

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3198 State Rd 2001
Alamogordo, NM
88310

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(575) 437-2840

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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
Just a thought...
How about a new addition to the museum? NASA is looking to rehome a rocket, just gotta haul it off!
Just saw the Apollo 17 documentary and it was a good show. Described how much technology advanced in just three years since the first landing.
Very educational. So much to see and you get to try on a space suit.
The Stargazing party May 31- June 2 "Online registration for the event is currently underway on the museum’s website and offers guests the option of picking and choosing their activities." I don't see any where on the website where you can register. ??
Who are you honestly??
When will the rescheduled fireworks show be held?