New Mexico Museum of Space History
575-437-2840 or 877-333-6589 | www.nmspacemuseum.org
3198 State Rte 2001, Alamogordo, NM
Did you know that New Mexico's Tularosa Basin was the cradle of America's space program? Or that Alamogordo hosts a world-class museum devoted to the history, science and technology of space travel? A visit to the New Mexico Museum of Space History rewards you with the sight of an authentic “moon rock" as well as rare replicas of the first man-made satellites, Sputnik and Explorer. Permanent exhibits showcase the the history of rocketry and its pioneers. The International Space Hall of Fame, an integral part of the museum, recognizes the accomplishments of people around the world who have contributed to the quest for space. Established in 1976, the institution inducts at least one person each fall. Past inductees include New Mexican astronauts Harrison Schmitt from Silver City and Edgar Mitchell from Artesia.
Open 10am to 5 pm Monday and Wednesday through Saturday; noon to 5pm Sunday. Closed Tuesday, Christmas and Thanksgiving