New Mexico Museum of Space History

New Mexico Museum of Space History If you are looking for more information about the New Mexico Museum of Space History, please visit www.nmspacemuseum.org or email [email protected].
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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.

Announcing Virtual Rocketeer Academy in a Box! We bring summer camp to your house! Register your cadets today!
06/01/2020

Announcing Virtual Rocketeer Academy in a Box! We bring summer camp to your house! Register your cadets today!

Rocketeer Academy in a Box brings summer camp to your house
Museum announces virtual summer camp

What’s summer without summer camp? For more than thirty years, the New Mexico Museum of Space History has hosted its popular summer camp serving thousands of children since its inception. This summer however, things have changed in order to keep children, families, and museum staff safe. The museum’s on-campus program has been replaced with the all new six week program virtual Rocketeer Academy in a Box. It includes daily online educator led classes, and four complete projects mailed to cadets at their homes. The virtual camp is scheduled for June 15-19, June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, and July 27-31.

“In the interests of the health and safety of our cadets and staff, and in accordance with the Governor’s public health order, we have canceled our very popular Rocketeer Academy on campus summer program for June and July,” said Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll. “However, we also realize that kids really need a distraction that’s fun, interesting, and educational while they’re at home. Museum educators and staff have put together just that with this new virtual summer camp – Rocketeer Academy in a Box!” Orwoll added that cadets who have already been signed up for the on-campus program will be given the opportunity to transfer to the virtual camp or receive a full refund. Notices to parents will be sent via email.
Each virtual camp consists of an hour-long interactive online educator led session Mon-Thurs, with a wrap up online each Friday. Online sessions begin at 10:00 am daily. Parents will be emailed the link where the programs will be hosted. Each cadet needs a good Internet connection and a computer (or smartphone or tablet) with a microphone and camera. These virtual camps are open to cadets who have completed grades 4–7. Classes are limited to 24 cadets per session, although multiple children in one household can attend and receive a registration discount.

Everything the cadet needs to complete the virtual camp will be shipped to their home, although they will need to provide their own computer (or tablet or smartphone) with a camera and microphone, along with reliable internet. The registration deadline will be two weeks prior to the start of each camp to provide ample time for shipping. Cost for the camp is $110 per cadet per week, $75 per additional child in the same household. Museum members receive a discounted rate of $85 per cadet, and $75 per additional child in the same household.

The outline for the virtual camp programs is below:

Junior Pilot Program - June 15-19, July 6-10, July 20-24
Virtual Classes: Mon-Thurs 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Q&A: Mon - Thurs 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual Show and Tell: Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 am
• Spaghetti anyone?: Cadets design and build a spacecraft structure from spaghetti. The one that uses the least material and supports a small weight wins.
• Stomp Rockets: Cadets build an air-pressure launcher based on PVC tubing and 2-liter soda bottle and rocket from paper template; launch and measure altitude. Experiment with variations in designs (builds beyond our initial on-line video).
• Homemade Gliders: Cadets build a basic glider and learn how to control it in flight; experiment with variations.
• Houston, the Peeps Have Landed: Cadets collaborate on-line in teams, and then each cadet builds his/her own lunar lander and presents tests to class.
Junior Scientist Program - June 22-26, July 13-17, July 27- 31
Virtual Classes: Mon-Thurs 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Q&A Mon - Thurs 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual Show and Tell: Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 am
• Solar spectroscope: Build a simple spectroscope from a cardboard box and DVD or CD. Observe differences in light from various sources; record on smartphone camera.
• Paging Dr. Droid: Cadets perform a telemedicine exercise where they role-play as surgeon and robot and operate on a “tortilla body” over the Internet. The surgeon cannot touch the body, and the robot cannot think. At the end, you propose ideas for robotic surgery tools.
• Fast Chemistry: Cadets learn how chemical reaction rates vary with temperatures and mixtures, first by mixing seltzer with water, and then by making “elephant toothpaste.”
• Gas Laws: Cadets learn the gas laws by various hands-on demos including a garbage bag in a can, an inverted cup full of water, steel wool above a bowl of water, and other materials.

Registration for the virtual Rocketeer Academy in a Box is available on the museum’s website at nmspacemuseum.org. For more information, email [email protected].

The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll free 1-877-333-6589 or visit the website at www.nmspacemuseum.org. Like us at: www.facebook.com/NMSpaceMuseum/

PHOTO: This cadet from Summer Camp 2019 was ready for fun! And although the museum won’t be holding camp on campus this summer, Virtual Rocketeer Academy is a weekful of adventure for your young rocket scientist – delivered right to your door. (Photo courtesy NMMSH)

06/01/2020
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Check out what's happening at the ISS today!

LIVE FROM SPACE!

Starting at 11:15 a.m. EDT, you can hear from NASA astronauts currently living and working 250 miles above Earth aboard our orbiting laboratory. Tune in to hear International Space Station Commander Chris Cassidy and Flight Engineers Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley report live on our historic #LaunchAmerica mission:

Congrats SpaceX! Godspeed Bob and Doug!
05/30/2020

Congrats SpaceX! Godspeed Bob and Doug!

‪LIFTOFF! ‬🚀

‪Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley’s historic journey to the International Space Station began at 3:22 p.m. ET as they launched aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon on top of a Falcon 9 rocket.‬

05/30/2020
Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space!

#LaunchAmerica Join us with this historic American experience! 🇺🇸🚀🛰🇺🇲

Watch history unfold on Saturday, May 30, as NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station. This mis...

05/29/2020
Museum of International Folk Art

Please join us on Friday, May 29 7:00 pm MDT for the ninth performance of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series featuring Joe & Archie West.

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, is excited to continue its weekly virtual concert series with musicians living in New Mexico.

View here: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalFolkArt/videos/240204667275562/

This is the ninth performance of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series featuring Joe & Archie West. This concert is in conjunction with the exhibition Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico, funded by the International Folk Art Foundation.

Joe West is a local impresario, producing theatrical events around his hometown of Santa Fe and throughout New Mexico. His award-winning folk music has been described as quirky, offbeat, and melodic, and features a mix of country and rock, which he has been recording and releasing on cassettes, CDs, and vinyl records since the mid-1980s.

With tours across the U.S. and Europe, Joe has shared the stage with musicians such as Peter Rowan, Arlo and Sara Lee Guthrie, Mojo Nixon, and James McMurtry, and bands like the Violent Femmes. Additionally, he has produced a rock opera, developed music for film and television, created a conceptual radio show, founded a film festival, and established a theater company that performs his horror-comedies with original live music.

Archie West (Joe’s uncle) is a rancher and longtime singer of cowboy songs and American folk songs. Born and raised on his family's land just south of Santa Fe, where he still resides and works, Archie is known as a local waltz and two-step legend. Western novelist Jack Shaefer based his popular character Monte Walsh on him.

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, is excited to continue its weekly virtual concert series with musicians living in New Mexico.

If you’re familiar with launches, you know scrubbing a launch because of weather is par for the course in Florida. See y...
05/27/2020

If you’re familiar with launches, you know scrubbing a launch because of weather is par for the course in Florida. See you Saturday!

UPDATE: Launch was scrubbed due to weather. We will put an update on the page with information regarding the reschedule.

Don't miss today's (May 27) #LaunchAmerica Demo-2 mission scheduled for 4:33 p.m. EST. Tune in here: go.nasa.gov/2Xr3bVk

WOW!! Stunning image!
05/26/2020

WOW!! Stunning image!

Tomorrow, NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will become the first humans to launch to the International Space Station from American soil since the final space shuttle mission in 2011. Don’t miss our live coverage, including video from the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft!

Full #LaunchAmerica schedule: https://go.nasa.gov/2ZEjMaF

We are tuning in! Are you?
05/26/2020

We are tuning in! Are you?

We are now one day away from liftoff of the Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station. Weather is now 60% “go” for launch! 🚀🇺🇸 #LaunchAmerica

Live coverage will begin tomorrow, May 27 at 12:15 p.m. ET. Will you be tuning in to watch live? https://go.nasa.gov/36DTIhC

It takes a lot of ground support to launch astronauts!
05/26/2020
Wallops Providing Telemetry Support for Historic U.S. Astronaut Launch

It takes a lot of ground support to launch astronauts!

When the first launch of astronauts from U.S. soil to the International Space Station in nine years occurs, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will play its part renewing support it had provided to NASA’s human spaceflight program for decades.

05/22/2020
New Mexico Museum of Art

Please join the New Mexico Museum of Art on Friday, May 22 at 7pm MDT for the eighth performance of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series featuring the Carlos Medina Conjunto. Carlos is a singer, songwriter, actor, and comedian whose musical style is described as psychedelic Mariachi!

The DCA, in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, is excited to continue its weekly virtual concert series with musicians living in New Mexico.

The eighth performance of the DCA's "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series, featuring Carlos Medina Conjunto and hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Art.

Singer, songwriter, comedian and actor Carlos Medina was born in Las Vegas, NM. Carlos performs throughout the Southwest with his acoustic trio, 4-piece conjunto, and Mariachi. Most of Medina's repertoire consists of original music based on life experience.

Produced by AMP Concerts

#NewMexicoMuseumOfArt #NewMexicoCulture #NMCulture

Mark your calendar folks!
05/20/2020

Mark your calendar folks!

Don't miss out on any #LaunchAmerica coverage with our weekly watch guide 👇

📺: nasa.gov/live
Up next: Crew Arrival News Conference at 4 p.m. ET with Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley

📰: https://go.nasa.gov/364eRBm for more details

Our condolences to the friends and family of Annie Glenn, who has passed away at 100.
05/20/2020

Our condolences to the friends and family of Annie Glenn, who has passed away at 100.

Annie Glenn has passed at age 100:
In 1959 LIFE Magazine struck a deal with the Mercury 7 astronauts to cover their stores. These issues of LIFE ran on concurrent weeks in September 1959, one issues showed the Mercury 7, the next showed the Astronaut Wives, each spouse in the same position in the photo. These are special copies for staff:

05/19/2020
The Great Tours: Washington DC | The Capitol Building and the Legislature (Part 3/24)

Join us right here every Tuesday afternoon at 4 as we tour around the capitol to iconic sites, museums, and other DC highlights – bringing our Nation’s capital to you!

At the seat of the U.S. legislature, learn how the Capitol building was designed, constructed, and expanded in the early years of the nation. Tour the archit...

Can you imagine how excited they are?
05/19/2020

Can you imagine how excited they are?

Tomorrow, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly from their home base at Johnson Space Center to Kennedy aboard an agency Gulfstream aircraft. ✈️🚀

Tune in to NASA TV at 4 p.m. ET on May 20 for the crew arrival news conference: https://go.nasa.gov/36gjkk8

Go Team Virgin Galactic!
05/19/2020

Go Team Virgin Galactic!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we've awarded $20,000 in scholarships to twelve students, plus a year-long mentoring package from teammates at Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company through our Galactic Unite initiative. This picture was taken in February, when New Mexico State University, the closest university to our Commercial HQ, came to visit. We are currently supporting 11 students at NMSU pursuing space-focused STEM majors

These scholarships are funded by Virgin Galactic Future Astronauts and are part of a global program focused on promoting diversity in STEM and space education. Our Future Astronauts have invested $1 million into scholarship awards which we have distributed to 93 students across the world

During these unprecedented times, our mentors are helping scholars navigate challenges and preparing them for what lies ahead. Many of our scholars and mentors keep in touch after graduating when going into the workforce.
https://virg.in/c7U

05/18/2020
If Rockets were Transparent

Transparent rockets, see what a flying fuel tank really means!

https://youtu.be/su9EVeHqizY

Launch to orbit in real time Fuel Burn and Staging of the Saturn V, Space Shuttle,Falcon Heavy and the Space Launch System (SLS) rockets Launching from Kenne...

Spot the space station!
05/16/2020
Spot The Station

Spot the space station!

See the International Space Station! As the third brightest object in the sky the space station is easy to see if you know when to look up.

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3198 State Rd 2001
Alamogordo, NM
88310

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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

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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?