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New Mexico Museum of Space History
3198 State Route 2001 Alamogordo, NM 88310
SouthEast
575-437-2840

The New Mexico Museum of Space History invites all to "rock" in the cradle of America's space program by celebrating space-age achievements from the time we could only look up and wonder. In its indoor exhibitions, the museum tells of New Mexico's significant role in the development of the US Space Program, celebrating achievements of those who have traveled where most will never go, and commemorating aeromedical and space-related tests crucial in the development of components for NASA's mission to land on the moon. Outdoors, the museum exhibits large the Sonic Wind I rocket sled that a real rocket man rode to 632 miles per hour and the Little Joe II rocket, the biggest rocket ever launched from New Mexico. This is New Mexico's museum of dreams and deeds. In the Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Theater and Planetarium, visitors can silently debate whether Pluto is or isn't a planet. In the Astronaut Memorial Garden, all can unite to pay respects to Apollo 1 and Space Shuttle Challenger and Columbia astronauts. In the Hubbard Space Science Research Building, the spirit of exploration thrives in an academic-based collection of New Mexico space history, Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands Missile Range information, and NASA publications, photographs and collections. Engage, and let the journey continue.