New Mexico Museum
of Space History

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is composed of:

1) The Museum of Space History. Contains exhibitions ranging from Robert Goddard's early rocket experiments near Roswell to a mock-up of the International Space Station.
2) The International Space Hall of Fame. Commemorates the achievements of men and women who have furthered humanity's exploration of space.
3) The John P. Stapp Air & Space Park. Displays larger exhibits, such as the Apollo program's Little Joe II rocket and the rocket sled that "Fastest Man Alive" Stapp rode to 632 mph.
4) Daisy Track. Commemorates aeromedical and space related tests which were crucial in developing components for NASA's Project Mercury orbital flights and the Project Apollo moon landings.
4) The Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Theater and Planetarium. The only such theater in southern New Mexico.
5) Astronaut Memorial Garden. A tribute to the Apollo 1 and Space Shuttle Challenger & Columbia astronauts.
6) The Hubbard Space Science Research Building. Home to the Museum's new archives and library. Researchers and students will find an academic-based collection of New Mexico space history, Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands Missile Range information and photos, as well as NASA publications, photos, and collections.
7) The Museum Support Center. The facility where Museum employees and volunteers conserve and restore the many large artifacts exhibited at the Museum.

~Joseph T. Page II
New Mexico Space Trail


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Official Website: New Mexico Museum of Space History
Active: October 5, 1976
GPS Coordinates: Coming Soon
Getting There: While driving through Alamogordo on Highway 54/70, look for the New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped. Turn towards the mountains on Indian Wells Road and drive to the end of the road. At the T-intersection, turn left on Scenic Drive. The entrance to the New Mexico Museum of Space History is just on your right.
Hours of Operation: The New Mexico Museum of Space History and the Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater are open seven days a week except Christmas and Thanksgiving. The Museum is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The Theater is open from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm.