New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo

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The New Mexico Museum of Space History is a museum and planetarium complex in Alamogordo, New Mexico, dedicated to artifacts and displays related to space flight and the space age. It includes the International Space Hall of Fame. The Museum of Space History highlights the role that New Mexico has had in the U. S. space program, and is one of eight museums administered by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. The museum has been accredited by American Alliance of Museums since 1993.The Museum is also a Smithsonian Affiliate.
Main buildingThe museum includes exhibits about the planets of the Solar System, space flight and the primates that were used in early space flight experiments conducted by the United States. The museum holds mock-ups and training units of many important space artifacts such as satellites, the Space Shuttle, and the lunar lander (the originals are still in space or on the moon).
Outlying buildingsThe Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Theater and Planetarium has a projection dome that doubles as an IMAX screen and as a planetarium. IMAX-format films are screened daily.
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  • This is one of the coolest space adventures and is a place every kids should visit. See the history of the monkeys in space, see the slingshot 5 g test track for the astronauts back in the day, a...  more »
  • We had this in our schedule to visit, but were unsure of its calibre. It had a nice lay out. They are renovating some displays but that did not take away from the experience. We really enjoy...  more »
  • If you haven't been there you SHOULD go. Very interesting and enjoyable experience. Easily spent half a day and could have stayed longer but got there mid-day and they had to close before we got all the way through. Go you will be glad you did.
  • What a wonderful experience! My entire family loved it! There is so much to learn and to see at the museum. We purchased a one year membership which includes unlimited entry into the museum, and a Fourth of July fireworks parking pass. The pass alone is worth the price. I highly recommend the space museum!

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